What Is The Mother Daughter Relationship In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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How a Mother sees her Daughters’ In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, Walker shows how a mother sees differences in her daughter’s characters. The mother has two daughters that she sees very differently. One daughter looks down on the way they live and how they lived, and the other is shy and kind. Walker shows that in relationships between a mother and two daughters can be challenging with the changes that happens when one leaves home and the other stays and grows up at home. The different ways Walker shows us that mother and daughter relationships are difficult. First, Dee, she is the oldest daughter, who comes home and visits her mother and sister Maggie. When she gets home, mama does not see the daughter that left at first, but what she does see is a loud …show more content…
She tells us that Maggie “knows that she is not bright” (316). Yet Maggie is very aware of her heritage when she speaks out in a low voice about the churn dasher when she says, “Aunt Dee’s first husband whittled the dash” (319). And you know Mama sometimes feels sympathetic for Maggie’s scars is got when their house burned down years before when she states that, “Sometimes I can still hear the flames and feel Maggie’s arms sticking to me” (316). Maggie showed her kindness by letting Dee have the quilts, but mama disagreed with Maggie. By the way she describes how Dee comes then leaves again telling Maggie “you ought to try to make something of yourself too” (321) and that there was a lot more in the world than the way she and mama were living, clearly tells us she saw Dees character was unchanged and still un-appreciative, and disrespectful to the way mama and Maggie live their lives mama was not impressed with the superficial life of her successful daughter. Maggie remains unchanged and humble in the way they live, she was not affected with the glamorous life of her sister and just wanted to enjoy the simple life they were living, and mama favored the practical values of

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