Полнотекстовый поиск:
Где искать:
только в названии
только в тексте
слова в тексте
только заголовок

Рекомендуем ознакомиться

Остальные работы->Реферат
You give me the unexplainable power and hope I need mom, when facing danger or fear, Although I often cost you a tiny water-drop on your face, a tear....полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
Claudia and Frieda are just beginning to realize the prejudice around them. They had felt content with themselves enjoying their scars and dirt until ...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
The whole story in Do the Right Thing took place on an excruciatingly hot summer day and night in the neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, a slum Black...полностью>>
Остальные работы->Реферат
This essay will describe three of these contributions: two products, ginseng and tea, and one method of medicine, acupuncture. Ginseng is a perennial ...полностью>>

Главная > Реферат >Остальные работы

Сохрани ссылку в одной из сетей:

Alice Walker “Everyday Use” Essay, Research Paper

There are many people out there that think they know everything, but rarely do they know that they are lost and trapped by their myopias. ?Everyday Use? by Alice Walker is a story that delves into this subject. Dee is the elder daughter and the only one in the family who has gone to college. However, despite her education she is still a closed minded materialistic person. Dee?s conception of her culture lies in tangible things, which depict her heritage. When she took Polaroid pictures of her mom and sister, she always made sure the house was in the background. She consumed her mother?s sumptuous meal heartily. ?Wangero, though, went on through the chitins and corn bread? sweet potatoes. Everything delighted her…?

Dee does not understand that material things do not carry the real cultural heritage. As Dee was rummaging through the house, she finds two unique quilts. ?In both of them were scraps of dresses Grandma Dee had worn? Bits and pieces of Grandpa Jarrell?s? One teeny faded blue piece? that was from Great Grandpa Ezra?s uniform that he wore in the Civil War.? She wants to preserve it and display it, and was disturbed when her mother tells her she was giving it to Maggie. Dee remarks ?But they?re priceless!? ?Maggie would put them on the bed and in five years they?d be in rags.? Dee knows the history of the quilt, but she sees the worth of the quilt in terms of monetary value.

Dee considers herself a part of the new elite representatives for her people. She views her ethnicity as a tool for making money. Dee?s viewpoint can been seen in this quotation, ?It?s really a new day for us. But from the way you and Mama still live you?d never know it?. Dee tries to make her mother and sister grasp her standpoint, but her efforts were futile. Maggie and her mother are the ones who truly appreciate all the treasures, which carry the memories and essence of the family members.

Dee has been gifted with looks, charm, personality and intelligence. She will not be content with life because she absorbs herself in acquiring wealth and riches. Even though her mother and sister live frugally they are considerably wealthier because they are happy. ?Maggie smiled; maybe at the sunglasses. But a real smile, not scared. After we watched the car dust settle I asked Maggie to bring me a dip of snuff. And then the two of us sat there just enjoying, until it was time to go in the house and go to bed.?


written by Albert Wan an intelligent college student going on the path towards success

Загрузить файл

Похожие страницы:

  1. Alice Walker (1)

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... was to quilt. In Alice Walker?s story Everyday Use, Dee ... ?Quilts and Community in Alice Walker?s Everyday Use.? Southern Review ... The Black Woman Wayward.? In Alice Walker. Ed. Harold Bloom. ... -37 Winchell, Donna Haisty. ?Alice Walker.? New York. 1992. 81 ...
  2. Alice Walker 2 Essay Research Paper There

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... suspense, and the type that Alice Walker writes, through personal experiences. Although ... , individualism, and revolution. When Alice Walker lived in Mississippi and was ... evidence her womanist philosophy. Overall Alice Walker has been a very influential author ...
  3. Alice Walker 3 Essay Research Paper In

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... what made her special. Alice Walker had a childhood that caused ... also me (Beauty 6-7). Alice Walker uses fiction pieces as ... the process. What is probably Alice Walker s best example of a ... very successful. It was probably Alice Walker s Best example of a woman ...
  4. Alice Walker Essay Research Paper Alice Walker

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    ... , and the type that Alice Walker writes. Alice Walker writes through her feelings and ... first book I had read by Alice Walker, the novel traces thirty years ... . The first novel written by Alice Walker ?The Third Life of Grange ...
  5. Alice Walker Essay Research Paper Alice WalkerBlinded

    Реферат >> Остальные работы
    Alice Walker Blinded in one eye from ... the young age of eight, Alice Walker realized that the rest of ... roles in all of the Alice Walker s works throughout her life. During ... . Over her whole life span, Alice Walker never let the thoughts of ...

Хочу больше похожих работ...

Generated in 0.0025451183319092