LITR221- Week 8 Forum What Is American Literature - LITR221...

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LITR221- Week 8 Forum: What Is American Literature? Part I:The character that I am choosing for this week is Dee from “Everyday Use.” Dee is a young AfricanAmerican woman who left the life that her mother and sister live to go out for bigger and better things. Dee is trying to claim her African heritage after never wanting to be a part of it in the first place. Her physical appearance is well dressed and seemed to be trying overly hard to impress people. “Dee next. A dress down to the ground, in this hot weather. A dress so loud it hurts my eyes. There are yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun; Earrings gold, too, and hanging down to her shoulders. Bracelets dangling and making noises when she moves her arm up to shake the folds of the dress out of her armpits” (Walker 306). I would say that a couple adjectives to describe her would be entitled/ungrateful and self-absorbed. She wanted all of these items that meant nothing to her but meant the world to her mother and sister, and yet she still pushed for those items. Honestly, no I would not like this person if I knew her. She is too worried what everyone else thinks of her and she does not respect her family that admires her so much. I think that the main conflict in this characters life is her connection to her own heritage. She wants to be African but tries to leave behind her American life. I

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