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Compare and contrast the mother/daughter relationships in "Everyday Use" by Alice...

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stargazer88 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted September 7, 2010 at 4:29 AM via web

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Compare and contrast the mother/daughter relationships in "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker and "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan.

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stargazer88 | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted October 18, 2010 at 4:11 AM (Answer #1)

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I'm really having a hard time with this question. I'm not seeing the similarities or differences.

I see that in both stories, the mother's and daughter's both seem to have disagreements with each other? In "Two Kinds" it seems that the mother is trying to turn her daughter into something she doesn't want to be. In "Everyday Use", it seems like Dee is trying to force her opinions and way of living on her mother and sister.

As you can see, I'm really lost on this one. Hopefully re-reading both stories will help, but does anyone have any insight for me?

Thank you!

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