a style of her own (90). It is an evolutionary process where each person brings upon some changes. Her eyes seemed stretched open, blazed open by the flames reflected in them. Symbolism is an object that has a special meaning for person. Dee has always been scornful of her familys way of life. The quilts become the catalyst for a cultural battle between Dees (Wangero) new enlightened lifestyle and Maggies contentment with her upbringing. Emphasizes on the state of extreme poverty in which certain people live.
A Place that used to Be
Mark Twain and his Use of Satire
Mama is torn between two children with different perspectives of what life truly means. Mama says that Maggie isnt very confident in herself due to the burns that she has on her face and arms because of a house fire that happened about twelve years ago. Maggie remains traditional: the unchanged, unaffected bystander. Symbolism is when an object such as a crucifix is used to depictsomething greater like a religion and not justa piece of wood. And one teeny faded blue piecethat was from Great Grandpa Ezras uniform that he wore in the civil war (93). The introduction of the narrators personality coincides with that of the setting, because of this the reader is made aware that the setting and Mama are connected. The two quilts are family heirlooms, they not only represent the family, but they are an integral part of that culture.
Alice Walkers story, Everyday Use, Dee the main character says, I couldnt bear it any longer after the people who oppressed. In "Everyday Use " by Alice Walker, Walker shows differences in human character, just by the way they act towards family members. Her use of clear-cut symbolism prompts the reader to be able to take a deeper look into the characters of the story. Everyday Use Summary and Analysis of Everyday Use.