In the short story "Everyday Use," how does the physical setting give support to the contrasting attitudes of both mother and Dee?
In Alice Walker's classic short story "Everyday Use," the narrator shares a story about the conflicting ideas of her two daughters Dee and Maggie. Dee and Maggie have conflicting ideas about their identities and ancestry.
In "Everyday Use," the mother lives in the Southern setting of a hard-working woman. There are no frills in her clothing. The mother is ordinary and down to earth:
Mrs. Johnson's "man-working" hands symbolize the rough life she has had to forge from the land on which they live.
The rural Southern setting represents the home of a strong black woman who grew up knowing how to work hard.
The homemade quilts are an important part of the setting. In reference...
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