Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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“Everyday Use” by Alice Walker and “Brownies” by ZZ Packer are two different short stories with different lessons but both talk about the topic of race. Both stories talks about the time in the 20th century when slavery just ended but racism are still active between African Americans and Caucasians. Walker described a story about a single African American mother who is waiting for her daughter to arrive from college. Packer described a story about these African American fourth graders who are in summer camp that plans to attack this group of white girls for calling them a nigger. While both Alice Walker “Everyday Use” and ZZ Packer “Brownies” mainly focus on the impact racism had on African Americans even after slavery was done, Alice Walker “Everyday Use” discusses about sibling rivalry and appreciating a parent 's efforts for their children and ZZ Packer “Brownies” wrote about the impact racism have towards African American children’s.
First, Alice Walker "Everyday Use" revolves around an African American mother who is called "mama" and her two daughters, Dee aka Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo and Maggie. Mama is waiting for Dee in the yard from her college. Her younger sister, Maggie is nervous due to being ashamed of her burn scars and envy her big sister, Dee for having an easy life. The story is told by the first person, the narrator is mama. Dee aka Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo arrived with an Arabic man named Hakim-a-barber, riding a car Model A which is a car made in 1927…

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