Symbolism : Everyday Use By Alice Walker Essay

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In most occasions, an object or character can be clearly explained by the author in order to give it symbolic meaning. Symbolism is the use of symbols to express or represent ideas or qualities. Symbolism can be used in color, shapes, images, mathematic equations, ect. Many things can symbolize more than what they actually mean. For example the Texas flag contains the color blue for loyalty, white for purity, and red for bravery. Therefore the Lone Star represents our unity as one for God, State, and Country. In Alice Walker 's 1973, short story "Everyday Use" she demonstrates the family disconnection that Dee has with Maggie and Mama Johnson. Suddenly, after many years Dee accompanied by Hakim-a-Barber, Dee goes out into the Deep South where Mama Johnson and Maggie live they went to visit them. Mama with so much excitement and enthusiasm waits for Dee, but Maggie in the other hand waits with fear and shame. Dee 's visit wasn 't to see her mother or sister; she actually just went because Dee planed on taking the few things that Mama Johnson and Maggie had. Mama Johnson struggled to give Dee an education because she didn 't have one herself and had a low income. Dee being the only one to have an education she felt superior to her mother and sister, which lead her to change her culture and her name to Wangero. Dee supposable changes her culture as a Muslim. Dee is became a Muslim is because she had a relationship with Hakim-a-Barber. Dee and Hakim-a-Barber are alike in the…

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