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According to Alice Walker's  "Everyday Use" what does walker mean by valuing "everyday use", even though the quilts may be, as Dee claims priceless??

May 6th, 2015

"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, I found that I had a surprising amount of anger towards the character named Dee, or as she prefers Wangero.I feel she was selfish, uneducated and unappreciative of her past and that the way she carried herself was ridiculous. Right from the beginning of my readings you are introduced to a character named Dee, before you ever get the opportunity to warm up to her character, she shows a very selfish characteristic and that trait is repeatedly brought out in the story

May 6th, 2015

I understand that but what does walker mean by valuing "everyday use"

May 6th, 2015

okay let me answer you

May 6th, 2015
the story is about  a mother’s conflicted relationship with her two daughters.  On its surface, “Everyday Use” tells how a mother gradually rejects the superficial values of her older, successful daughter in favor of the practical values of her younger, less fortunate daughter.
i think on a deeper level, Alice Walker is exploring the concept of heritage as it applies to African-Americans.


May 6th, 2015
Most importantly, however, these fragments of the past are not simply representations in the sense of art objects; they are not removed from daily life. What is most crucial about these quilts and what Dee does not understand is that they are made up of  daily life, from materials that were lived in. This, in essence, is the central point of
“Everyday Use”: that the cultivation and maintenance of its heritage are necessary to each social group’s self-identification, but that also this process, in order to succeed, to be real, must be part of people’s use every day. After all, what is culture but what is home to us, just as Mrs. Johnson’s yard is home to her.


May 6th, 2015

that's my understanding and the far i can rxplain it hope it will be of help

May 6th, 2015

I appreciate it but everything you have told me is straight word for word off the internet. I can't use

May 6th, 2015

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