Everyday Use By Alice Walker Essay examples

838 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
“People need to learn that their actions do affect other people. So be careful what you say and do, it’s not always just about you.” said author Jelly Wong. This clearly shines in the story written by Alice walker’s “Everyday Use,” which focuses on a mother Mrs. Johnson, her two daughters Dee and Maggie. The story starts with Mrs. Johnson and her daughter Maggie awaits in the yard for Dee. Dee’s visit was nothing as if her mother hoped and dreamed. The story centers on Dee’s first return visit after completing her college and her intense desire of having quilts. However, her mother denied her to have the quilts as she has promised it to Maggie already. In the story, Dee’s personality clearly attributed to the unbalanced mental zones Id, ego, and superego derived from Sigmund Freud theory of Psychoanalytic. Dee is spoiled woman who never struggled to get what she wanted in her life, eventually her stubborn nature, and desire of having quilts lead her to leave her mother and sister. Dee is materialistic and she has a strong selfish desire for having the things that belong to her African heritage, Dee’s Id (it the primitive and instinctive component of personality) is demanding to have the churn and dasher without even caring about her mother who saved it for a long time. It naturally appears that she does not have an appreciation to her inheritance. When sat down to take the dinner, Dee is looking for things that she can take with her to decorate…

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