A Modern Review of the story Everyday use
Closely capturing the story Every day use, we can assert our empathy and imagine the difficulties African Americans experienced, for they were discriminated, forced into quandaries, and served with pain. Alice Walker created the narrator as an obstinate masculine mother, who refused the exchange of a quilt between her two daughters. She refused Dee for her betrayal and granted Maggie for her loyalty. Although, the three characters all expressed their feelings, However Dee, the new generation, disbelieved her heritage was the key, and carries contradicted attitudes with that of her mother. Dee believes she has successfully adapted survival therefore, deserves to frame the memory tree.
The mother was described as very manly, kill to feed I knocked a bull calf straight in the brain between the eyes with a sledgehammer and had the meat hung up to chill before nightfall. and with a dominant expression in survival. Dee, selfishly, conceded with her aspiration, came from college Earrings gold, too, and hanging down to her shoulder. which inhibited her heritage, afraid it would betray her in the western society. At last, the most down to earth daughter, Maggie, proud of her bigger sisters, and yet along with bit of jealousy, for she is too, on the stepping stone, parallels within Dees generation and yet lazy, benefiting through her tough mother; a better understanding of her sister, she insisted on giving up her quilt, as if were a slice of meat purposely given to a sibling pup.
The storys structure is broken down to three angles based on the generation gaps, but we must first realize ourselves that none of these are either right nor wrong, they are simply a direct projection of our injustice society. As the mother, who holds much pride, for she is responsible for their childhood, she believes everyone in the family shall be treated equally; Dees succeed, or she acclaims to be, doesnt grant her rights to steel everyday item as a display, that doesnt hold a purpose of tangible need. She is also angry at Dee, for her disrespect of traditions and her lack of carrying for the family during the fire that burned down their home; to her, the quilt exist merely as a justificatory upon Dee.
Dee, driving herself towards success, and her head is so far in the game, expressing her greed and dabbing her own intangible need over her sister Maggies physical need. In her eyes, the quilt symbolized as a trophy, which identifies how well she has been since her ancestors tragedy, or slavery. Last, but not best, Maggie has spoken much little, about the quilt or anything at all, she was a leftover feeder, follow around the mother, and she exits with sympathy of Dees psychological need.
Changes are inevitable; every since the universe evolved, all living matters gained consciousness, learning to adapt upon fluctuation, seeking for survival. Although, we are fortunate with our amazing ability, often we suffer under those who manipulate the rules of the game. In this story, the fabulous image created by Hollywood had influenced Dees overall behavior, leading to a tragedy, protrude the importance of our trust, and who we should believe, even during the most inspiration of our times, as if now for take, we are constantly learning and adapting. Knowledge is a wise alternative, but we must not abandon our heritage along the way, if one acquires two, one will sail smooth on any sea.