QEP Assignmen tRead Alice Walker’s "Everyday Use"

Feb 9th, 2017
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 QEP Assignment

Read Alice Walker’s "Everyday Use" and answer the questions below that are geared toward helping you understand her narrative point of view and purpose. Offer specific support from the text. You are encouraged to complete a first draft of the assignment then revise your work.

Submit the assignment to the Dropbox no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT. (The Dropbox is linked to Turnitin.)

  1. What do you know about the mother of the story?

  1. When we have a first-person narrator, we have to decide if she is reliable or unreliable. Do you trust this narrator? Why or why not?

  1. What assumptions does the narrator have about her daughters? Do you agree? Why?

  1. How would the story be different if it were told from Dee/Wangero’s perspective?

  1. Mama and Dee/Wangero have different ideas about personal development. What are they? What are the consequences of their differences?

  1. Based on your answers to all of the above, offer your opinion of Mama’s decision to give the quilt to Maggie.

  1. How does Walker define heritage?

  1. What is Walker’s purpose? What is the central problem she is addressing?

  1. What is the theme of “Everyday Use?”

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(Top Tutor) Daniel C.
School: Duke University

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Running head: Alice Walker “Everyday use”


Alice Walker “Everyday use”:
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Alice Walker “Everyday use”


1. She is a colored woman brought up in a farm whose life experiences have made her tough
that she can be able to carry out even the duties that belonged to a man, for example, she once
knocked a bull calf straight I the brain between the eyes with a sledge hammer. She never had a
decent education as the school she went to was closed down after second grade. She has two
daughters, Dee and Maggie who had two opposite personalities.
2. I do not trust the narrator. This is because she is presenting the events based on her own
feelings and thoughts with regard to her experience in life and her perception about how things
are. For example, she refers to her yard being more comfortable than most people would know.
She says it is not just a ...

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