Summary Of Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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The theme of this story is about the struggle of keeping family tradition in modern times. In modern culture, many family traditions are crumbling and falling apart due to modernization. In Everyday Use by Alice Walker, we are introduced to Mama, an African American woman with “big bones and rough man working hands.” Mama acts as both the mother and father in the story, doing motherly acts such as seeing her daughter’s outfits, but also “working outside all day” and even “knocking a bull calf straight in the brain.” This story shows us the views of a single African American mother in the 1970s, struggling to raise two daughters and keep old family traditions,
In previous ages, families hand down traditional family heirlooms to a newly wedded

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