Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Everyday Use by Alice Walker Essay
I would like to share this wonderful story that I had chosen for my English class researchÃ¢â¬Ës paper Ã¢â¬Å"Everyday useÃ¢â¬ by Alice Walker. The story of Ã¢â¬Å"Everyday UseÃ¢â¬ is about a single mother and her two daughters, Dee and Maggie. Dee is the familyÃ¢â¬â¢s proud. She is beautiful, smart and educated, on the other hand, Maggie is simple, low confident and her skin burned severely in a house fire. The author Alice Walker uses Mama as the narrator in the Ã¢â¬Å"Everyday UseÃ¢â¬ to describe these two characters, Maggie and Dee, to show us two different views of culture and tradition heritage during 1970Ã¢â¬â¢s. My thoughts on the story were drawn from personal experience with my own grandmotherÃ¢â¬â¢s by entrusting their granddaughters with valuable heritage connections. This story also taught me how to value more my family. I also like this story because applies to every young person, and especially to all the young women who do not attempt to understand to respect the women who made them. I enjoyed reading it and symbolized the life of a family that is learning what their heritage really is and how to use it. I love the person I have become and I often scorn my grandparents, in their education and values. Today Most of us do not think about passing things down from one generation to another, either objects or traditions and I think is a valuable to understands the importance of cultural heritage and the story suggests that children should appreciate their heritage as it is passed down.