CMP 125 Points Walker Use

CMP 125 Points Walker Use - CMP 125 M. Amato...

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CMP 125 M. Amato Thinking/Talking/Writing Points Walker “Everyday Use” 1. What constitutes a family’s heritage? Think about your own family. What ancestors, real or imagined, do you claim as your own? [Is it legitimate to claim those not blood related as one’s own? Why or why not?] 2. This story was written in 1973. What was happening in that period concerning black pride that has influenced Dee’s behavior and language? What specifically in the text points to the era in which the story takes place? If you need a historical context in order to relate to the story, do you think it is outdated? Explain. 3. By taking a new name that rejects her slave heritage, does Dee in fact deny her African American culture? One could argue that their names deserve to be continued and put to everyday use. Agree or disagree? 4. What is the conflict of values in Maggie’s and Dee’s desire for the quilts? What value do you place on the quilts? What does Mama’s decision reflect about her values?
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