Summary - Everyday Use

Summary - Everyday Use - Paul Burkhart Everyday Use by...

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Paul Burkhart Everyday Use by Alice Walker Plot – Exposition: We get a description of the setting and the characters. This is actually a very long exposition. We get a description of every character in the family and their personalities. We find out early how self-centered Dee is and how she contrasts Maggie. We also get a history of the mother, and we begin to see where she came from – a racist based society where she was not allowed to get an education. Rising Action: This begins when Dee arrives with her (apparent) new husband. She has a very different attitude towards the house and the family. She has an increased admiration for it all and begins to ask for some of the things around the house. Turning Point: This occurs when the mother finally realizes Dee’s motives in all of this and takes everything she had let Dee have to that point and gives them rightfully to Maggie. Falling Action: The story has a very short “falling action” section. In it, Dee tells her mom, “You just don’t understand . . . Your
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HONR 399 taught by Professor Gretchencomba during the Fall '04 term at VCU.

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