mama johnson - Scott M. Welch Mrs. Jan Sorrells English...

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Scott M. Welch Mrs. Jan Sorrells English 1302 Saturday, Setember 20, 2003 In the short story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, there were many important aspects of the relationship a mother and daughter share. In this particular story, there were two daughters, each of which had a very different relationship with their mother, Mama Johnson. The oldest daughter, Dee, and her younger sister, Maggie, did not share the same values or relationship with Mama. Dee and Maggie’s relationship with Mama will be broken down seperately to avoid confusion. It is easiest to characterize the relationship between Mama Johnson and Dee as estranged. Mama Johnson narrates the story and it is by her words that the reader is able to distinguish this relationship as one of separation. Throughout the story she refers to Dee as someoone whom always receives what ever it is that she wants. From the very begining of Dee’s arrival, back on the farm, Mama insists that she does not really want to be there. That she is too good to be in that sort of enviroment. Dee has obviously received
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