Me: Good morning, Honey how was work last night?
Partner: It 's was tiring, but how was your night?
Me: I watched this movie called “ The Story of the Weeping Camel”
Partner: what was the movie about?
Me: It’s a movie about a Mongolian family that came on HBO.
Partner: Are you trying to learn about their culture so you can drag me to that country?
Me: Nope, but I would have to go and learn more about their culture.
Partner: I would love to take you, can you tell me a little more about the movie?
Me: The movie starts off with the one of the older gentleman telling the story “The Legend of the Camel”….
Partner: So what is the story of “The Legend of the Camel” about?
Me: If you would have let me finish talking I could have told you, but God gave a camel antlers and a deer ask the camel to borrow his antler the camel lent him the antler but deer never returned them.
Me: The oddest part of the movie was first ritual, the grandmother sprinkled milk outside early in the morning I believe she was using the milk to blessing her land for the reason that she prayed after she finished sprinkling the milk.
Partner: I think I’ve seen the movie just can’t remember it that well.
Me: Did you know in the Mongolian culture they tie their children while they work.
Partner: Isn’t that child abuse, just kidding they must have a reason for tying them the child up.
Me: Rights, but that not very important, one of their camels were pregnant, and when the baby was colt was born the camel didn’t…
As Lorrie Moore said in Why we read (and write) short stories, “we tell stories to find out what we believe”. Lorrie Moore’s People Like That are the Only People Here has an interesting analysis of the hospital setting. I find it particularly interesting how she uses the symbol of machines to talk about the people in the hospital and the process of being a parent of a child in the Peed Onk ward.
Moore gives us the image of the hospital and the Mother’s experience in the hospital as a…
Generations are like advancing technology. They continuously evolve and build upon themselves. As generations rise and fall, their history follows and unfolds for the next generation. This then gives birth to character, the synthesis of human genetics and growth of unique personality through life experiences. Generations and character are both prominent themes in the novel, The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. The four mothers in the novel represent the older, Chinese traditional generation and their…
Mama,”(474) “not Dee Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo” (474) . She relates herself more to her African root but she is not fully educated about it. For example when her mother explain her daughter that we follow this family name after your aunt Dicie. She wants to let her daughter know about her background as Wangero askes her mother “Who she named after” her mother replying her “after Grandma Dee” so these questions shows that she wants to know about her ancestors. Dee realize and gives value to…
The Tale of Two Sisters
In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, two sisters named Maggie and Dee are described through the eyes of their mother. When Dee pays her mother and sister a visit all is well until Dee asks to have a family heirloom and is turned down. In this story you will notice many differences in the sisters but barely anything in common.
For instance, Dee thinks she is better than who she really is, but Maggie who is better than who she thinks she is. Dee…
1. What are lancet arches? Describe how and why they are used.
Lancet arches are pointed arches over long openings. They are often together in groups of 3 or 5.
2. What are flying buttresses? Describe how and why they are used.
Flying buttresses are wall supports that have a masonry block at the ground and an arch that connects the block to the wall. They are used to allow windows to be placed higher.
3. What are gargoyles? What are their functions in architecture?
They are stone carvings that…
Sisters with Different Aspects
In the short story “Everyday Use” Maggie and Dee are two sisters but are different from each other. Both have different personalities such as things they have faced throughout their lives. The sisters grow up together with their mother by their side, but they both grow up with different things on their minds.
Maggie is a girl that contrasts herself from her sister after she had an accident: “she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely ashamed of the burn…
1. What do you know about the mother of the story? Mama is the narrator of the story who is a rather large lady who works very hard to support her family. She is brutally honest of both her daughters, Dee and Maggie. She also seems resentful of Dee’s education since she fantasizes about them reuniting with her on a television show where Dee is very appreciative of her.
2. When we have a first-person narrator, we have to decide if she is reliable or unreliable. Do you trust this narrator? Why…
Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple, wrote "Everyday Use," which tells a story of a rugged, independent mother of two girls who celebrate their African-American heritage in completely different ways. One daughter, Maggie, celebrates her heritage by enjoying and appreciating the use of family heirlooms whereas the other daughter, Dee, feels it is more honorable to display these heirlooms for artistic show. Walker's use of imagery illuminates the story's theme of family heritage and, quite…
An Analysis of “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker
Much of Alice Walker’s inspiration for “Everyday Use” came from her own life in the rural Georgia (Kelly 459). The writings of Alice Walker are narrations of the life she depicts of women from her youth into adulthood. A major author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from the 1960s into the 21st century, Walker emphasizes the often-overlooked perspectives of women, African Americans, and especially African American women in her work (Abbott 120).…