What is Dee's idea of heritage in the story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker?    

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Dee's idea of heritage is that it is something that is past, something to preserve by hanging it on the wall or doing "something artistic with it."  This contrasts Mama and Maggie's view of heritage: that it is something to be used today, something that is very much present, something we honor by keeping it alive and part of our lives.  Rather than hang the quilts on the wall, Mama and Maggie use them; rather than make a centerpiece with the butter churn top or dasher as Dee will do, they actually use them for the purpose for which they are intended.  Maggie knows how to quilt, a skill she has learned from her family, and she knows the stories that go along with all of the items Dee wants.  Telling the...

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