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Silva 1Gabriella Yamasaki Ferraz SilvaProfessor Kenneth HawkinsEnglish Composition 1102- 4330911 Aug 2020Response to Critical Article: “Everyday use”It’s extremely important to understand the meaning of quilt to the African Americancommunity to comprehend the essence of the “Everyday Use” short story. Firstly, quiltingsymbolizes a “trinity of strength for women including sisterhood, empowerment, and a bondwith nature” (Martin 1). Also, since African American slavery fueled the cotton industry, thepractice of quilting reinstates their power of taking back control that was once stolen. The authorJennifer Martin argues that the mom has a transparent preference towards Dee, and consequently,Maggie feels oppressed by her sister. Indeed, Dee is considered smarter, prettier, and brighter,but it’s possible to notice that Maggie is also going to find her own force. The drastic differencein both sisters shows when Maggie cares about the process of quilting herself and the cultural

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Everyday Use, Slavery in the United States, Meaning of life, Dee, Quilting

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