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Read “Everyday Use” Before responding to any of the Questions below, take a look at some historical quilts at: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/qlthtml/qlthome.html http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/quilt/atrads.html and some traditions at: http://www.americanfolk.com/ http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/
Comment on the narrator: describe her life, her values, her past experiences.
Compare Dee and Maggie: their experiences, values, etc.
What’s the significance of Dee’s name change? her boyfriend and his name? How does her mother respond to this?
What is Walker suggesting about heritage and legacy? Who really understands it? Does Dee want to commodify her heritage? Discuss the conflicting perceptions.
Why the subtitle: for your grand-mama rather than for your grandmother??
Compare this family to another in our list of stories.