Homework Help

Where does "Everyday Use" take place?

user profile pic

piagetdominique | eNotes Newbie

Posted May 22, 2009 at 3:35 AM via web

dislike 1 like

Where does "Everyday Use" take place?

1 Answer | Add Yours

user profile pic

Susan Hurn | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted May 22, 2009 at 4:37 AM (Answer #1)

dislike 1 like

The story takes place in a rural area of Georgia where Maggie and her mother have continued to live in their impoverished home. Dee had left home to go to college in Augusta, Georgia, with the financial help of her hard-working mother and their church. It is Dee's coming home for a visit that provides the inciting incident for the narrative. Dee's assuming a new African name and her enthusiasm for embracing her African heritage suggests the time period to be that of the late 1960s or early 1970s. The story was published in 1973.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes