ENGL 2130 Essay 2 - Villatoro 1 Catherine Villatoro Karen Appelbaum ENGL 2130 23 November 2019 Conflict in \u201cEveryday Use\u201d In the short story

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Villatoro 1Catherine VillatoroKaren AppelbaumENGL 213023 November 2019Conflict in “Everyday Use”In the short story, “Everyday Use”, by Alice Walker, the conflicts between Dee and her mother and sister are significant. Dee had never really shown any interest in her family’s true heritage until she comes from Augusta to visit her mother and sister. Mama and Maggie do not seem to appreciate the way Dee has changed and the way she behaves towards them throughout the story. Dee's discontentment with her family’s past, Mama and Maggie’s reaction towards Dee’s decisions, and Dee’s unpleasant attitude towards the way Mama and Maggie live their lives, are all meaningful conflicts in this story.From the very beginning, Dee had never “fit in” the environment she lived in as a child. Mama noticed that Dee disliked everything in her life and didn’t bother conforming to it. As Dee returns from Augusta to visit her mother and sister, the unconformity is still within her. Throughout the story, it is clear that Dee’s character has changed as she looks down upon Mama and Maggie as if they weren’t even her family. When she arrives, she greets them by snapping a Polaroid of them in front of the new home as if they were on display and a very awkward way of greeting someone. In the story, Maggie clearly feels uneasy as her sister makes her way towards
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