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Everyday Use Essay

339 words - 2 pages

Everyday Use ‘’Point of View’’ Outline

Thesis Statement: In the short story ‘’ Everyday Use’’ Alice Walker captured the importantance of honesty and integrity, above artificiality and posturing which resulted in a positive change.
* Artificiality and Posturing
1. ‘’She never took a shot without the house included’’ (158)
a. How can you appreciate air looms, when you can’t appreciate family
2. ‘’She’s dead’’ Wangero said ‘’ Not Dee’’ Wangero Leewanika Kemango’’ (160)
a. Why would ...view middle of the document...

‘’ They had been pieced by Grandma Dee and then Big Dee and me had hung them on the quilt frames on the front and quilted them’’ (159)
2. ‘’ In both of them were scraps of dresses Grandma Dee had worn fifty and more years ago’’(159)
3. ‘’ Bits and pieces of Grandpa Jerrell Paisley shirts: one teeny faded blue piece was worn by Great Grandpa Ezra’s uniform that he wore in the Civil War’’(159)
* Positive Change
1. ‘’This was Maggie’s portion’’ (160)
a. Finally she had something that was hers
2. ‘’ I did something I never had done before; hugged Maggie to me, then dragged her on into the room, snatched the quilts out of Miss Wangero hands and dumped them into Maggie’s lap’’ (160)
a. She finally stood up for what she wanted and for Maggie
3. ‘’ Maggie smiled; maybe at the glasses. But a real smile’’(161)
a. She was truly happy
Conclusion: Im glad mother finally realized how selfless Dee really was. Mother grew some integrity and was honest with herself about what she wanted, and kept he promise to Maggie. The positive change in this was understanding what’s wrong and right. With it coming from the mothers view was perfect.

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