LIT Week8 - Week 8 What Is American Literature Part I...

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Week 8 What Is American Literature? Part I: Choose a main character in any of the short stories this week. Tell us about him or her. Describe the character physically and give us a few adjectives to describe his/her personality, using quotes from the reading as evidence. Would you like this person if you knew him or her? Why or why not. What is the main problem or conflict in the character's life. Do you feel he/she handled the problem well or poorly? In Alice Walker’s, “Everyday Use for your grandmama” she introduces the character Dee or Wangero which she decided to change her name to. Dee comes off as a lost person, easily persuaded by a man that shows her some attention. She seems to be trying to find her identity in her “roots”, hence the name change but really trying to fit in with her new friend. “I couldn't bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me.” “You know as well as me you was named after your aunt Dicie” It seems Dee is

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