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Your name Course and section number Date Paper draft (for example, Paper #1 Draft A or In-class Essay #2) On subsequent pages, in the upper right corner write: The paper 's title Your name Page number Character analysis of the story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker 1) Pay attention to the character’s ethics. Does the character make just or unjust choices? Consider Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus does not make morally correct choices only when it is convenient for him to do so. Rather, he shows he’s a truly just character by sticking to his principles even when his life is at stake. 2) Decide whether the…show more content…
She has lived the experience of being a black woman at a time when this meant double jeopardy or dual discrimination, and she remained strong. Interestingly one could argue that Walker reflects herself in all of her characters in this short story to an extent - there is a "Dee" and a "Maggie" and a "Mama" side to her that she expresses through their voices, words, actions and persons. Perhaps what this story presents, therefore, is the different sides of ourselves that we all have - for every confident person has a shyer side, and so on. Sam Eldman ENC 1102 03/20/11 Paper #2 Draft 1 In “Everyday Use” Alice Walker introduces the reader to three very different characters. The first character of which is Mrs. Johnson, a manly mother who longs for the bonding with her estranged daughter, Wangero. Wangero, who is also known as the beautiful Dee Johnson, whom broke away from her deep Southern American roots to become the heavily educated, urbanized and modernized young woman who despises her cultural setting. Lastly, the character Maggie, whose self-esteem and appearance is severely deformed, and is the outcast sister. Although these characters grew up in the same house, distance has changed Dee’s outlook on life. There is very little on the similarity side between Dee and her sister Maggie, nor her mother. Dee is outgoing, ambitious, and selfish. She feels scorn for her family and racial
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