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    “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, is a short story of Mrs. Johnson and her two daughters, Maggie and Dee, whose personalities are total opposites. Mrs. Johnson states that Maggie was the chosen daughter to receive the two hands- stitched quilts since she sees heritage as memories of past people in her life and understands how the hand-stitched quilts should be put to “everyday use.” On the other hand, Dee received an education and is modern; she left behind her quiet rural town life and adapted to…

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    Alice Malsenior Walker, a Georgia native, is a widely known American author. Not only is she an author but she is also a Civil Rights activist. She fought for equality for all African Americans in the South. Her career took flight when her most famous novel, The Color Purple, was published. A year later after the novel was published, Walker received The Pulitzer Award. The novel also made her the most distinguished woman in America. ”Everyday Use” is one of her most famous short stories. The…

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    In her short story, Everyday Use, Alice Walker exhibits the perspectives of the three main characters in how they view the family’s quilts. While similar, these perspectives have a very distinct meaning for each of the characters. The quilts symbolize historical moments in each of their lives, except Dee. To her, the quilts are nothing more than fragments of outdated, useless linen. Subsequently, it is not until she transitions into Wangero that she begins to understand, or have an idea of, the…

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    “How much of life is a matter of perspective” (Walker). Alice Walker is a very well- known short story writer, novelist, poetic, second-wave feminist, civil rights activist and children’s book author. One of her most influential novels was the Color Purple, which turned into a motion picture in the early 1980’s. She is the only African American women to win the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Alice Malsenior Walker was the youngest of eight children, born in 1944 to sharecroppers in…

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    Literature Essay Thesis Proposal In “Everyday Use”, Alice Walker tells the story of Dee, Mama, and Maggie who all come from the same culture, yet they express their culture in different ways. Dee expresses her culture by rebranding herself and wanting to have artifacts of her heritage, unlike Mama and Maggie they lived in their traditional settings of their culture every day. The Ideas Walker wants the readers to know is that each of these characters have opposing views on what their culture…

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    Logos (Lead) Dr. Leiby English 1A – 6422 14 March 2018 TITLE: TO BE DECIDED Alice Walker is an African American woman whose artistic abilities are showcased through her published novels, essays, and poems. One of Walker’s essays written in 1974, exemplifies her search for the origin of her creativity as well as the struggle for freedom of expression that women of color have experienced throughout history. In Alice Walker’s essay titled, “In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens”, the author…

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    This historical novel is written in first person points of view. The majority of the time is Celie’s voice, but Celie’s sister Nettie writes some of the letters that are in the book. The story covers thirty years of Celie’s life from childhood to her maturity as an independent woman. This story takes place during 1910 through 1940 in rural Georgia. The setting of Celie’s story is recognizable among poor blacks of the era. As a poor black woman, Celie’s bad treatment is easily ignored. Having…

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    The Author of “Everyday Use” is Alice Walker, in “Everyday Use” she uses mother-daughter conflicts to describe her own beliefs about how should people honor their heritage , as heritage is very important, because it gives us a sense of belonging and provide us with insight on where we come from .The conflicts Alice walker discussed in her story are; over a family’s home, her daughter changing her name, and some heirloom quilts.…

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    In the short story Everyday Use, by Alice Walker, the author portrays two very different lifestyles. Through the eyes of two daughters, Maggie and Dee, who have chosen to live their lives in very different manners, the readers can choose which character to identify most with by deciding which characters values suits them best. Dee, who goes out to make a name for herself while leaving her past behind, in comparison to Maggie, who stays back with her Mama and makes the most of the surroundings…

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    Author Alice Walker, American author and feminist; or perhaps better known as a ‘womanist’, portrayed the varying aspects of her own life through the characters she detailed in “Everyday Use”. It can be argued that each character represents a different time in her life. At a young age she was timid and self conscious similar to Maggie, which she then divests as she becomes a confident young woman like Dee. Walker shared an odd, fragmented relationship with her own daughter, almost parallel to…

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