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Everyday Use By Alice Walker Theme Of Heritage

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Heritage has an influential role in every individual’s life. “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker is a short story that portrays two sisters’ from a poor African American home and their conflicting views on the value and meaning of heritage. Maggie, the younger sister, is uneducated but truly appreciates where she comes from. Dee, the oldest sister, is an educated college student but her she has a warped idea of heritage. Alice Walker uses the characters, point of view and symbolism to develop the main theme of heritage. Alice Walker creates characters that support the theme. Maggie is a kind-hearted, quiet girl that lives at home with Mama. Dee is a boisterous, stubborn college student that returns home in hopes of retrieving objects that represent
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