"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker Book Review by History Buff

"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
An analysis of the characters in the short story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker.
# 107261 | 1,605 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Aug 31, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper compares and contrasts the differences and similarities between the three main characters, Mama, Dee and Maggie, in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use." The paper concurs with the statement made by Alice Walker that when the traits of each of the characters in "Everyday Use" are combined, the result would be a fully realized and fulfilled person.

From the Paper:

"The short story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker is a glimpse into the lives of a mother and her two daughters. The story is told from the perspective of the mother, who is referred to in the story by the moniker Mama. The relationship between Mama and her daughters, Maggie and Dee, makes up the bulk of the story of "Everyday Use," but to understand the story on a deeper level one needs only listen to what the author of the book has to say."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use." Literature and the Writing Process. 7th Ed. McMahon, Day, Funk. Unknown. Pearson Hall, 2004. 1168 pages.

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