"Everyday Use" Analytical Essay by experts

"Everyday Use"
This paper defines and describes the role of the narrator in the story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker.
# 8278 | 1,050 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 04, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Gender)

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This paper briefly explores the role of the narrator and shows how it is related to the presentation of the cultural conflict existent in society and its aim to raise an awareness of the role of the women in African American society, which has been largely ignored. This book explores the creative legacy of Southern black women.

From the Paper:

"In her short story "Everyday Use" Walker explores the theme of the quilt as one significant medium through which black women were allowed to express their creativity. "Everyday Use" is narrated by a woman who is "a large, big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands." Through her narrator, Walker emphasizes the significance of the quilt by contrasting two sisters: the seemingly ignorant Maggie who has not gone to school, but knows how to quilt, and the educated, fashionable Wangero who assesses quilts primarily as works of art to enhance her own value. Their mother tells this story and ends her contrast of the two sisters' characters by snatching the quilts away from the selfish Wangero, who does not care about her family, and giving them to Maggie, who loves her people and makes quilts from their worn clothes."

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