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Makayla Carson Ms. Riske ENGL 1302.013 MW 8:00-9:15 17 February 2018 Short Story Analysis “Everyday Use” In order to examine Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” , it is important to consider literary elements such as setting and description, the point of view/narration, and narrator. Mama is the narrator in “Everyday Use” , She describes herself as “a large, big boned woman with rough, man working hands. In the winter I wear flannel nightgowns to bed and overalls during the day. I can kill and clean a hog as me rcilessly as a man.” ( 486) This explains that she has pride in the practical aspects of her life and that she takes consideration of her heritage. However, the lack of her education does not prevent her from understanding the heritage based on love and respect for the generations before her time. This is the clear picture of the two fabric quilts described in the story about the heritage. This is being shown in the following In both of them were scraps of dresses Grandma Dee had worn fifty and more years ago. Bits and pieces of Grandpa Jarr
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