Dee 's was not raise like this she learned this new behavior from when she was at college. When Dee insist to push her new attitude toward not getting the quilts and other heirlooms, this angered Mama because she knows that this is all a fake image Dee is filling her head with (Walker). Therefore, her family’s reaction to Dee’s new self was so important because now she is going to persist to continue her new way(Oswalt). Even with her family not accepting Wangero, Dee really was wanted her family to accept
Dee has always been ashamed of her African culture and family. Dee would prefer that her mother and sister look different and that her home would be nicer. Her mother always knew how Dee felt about her, “My daughter would want me to be a hundred pounds lighter, my skin like an uncooked barley pancake. But that is a mistake” (par. 6).
Dee never considers they may represent oppression themselves and it makes her seem as though she wants them solely just to show off. In addition, Ross goes on to state, “Her admiration for them now seems to reflect a cultural trend toward valuing handmade objects, rather than any sincere interest in her “heritage.” After all, when she was offered a quilt before she went away to college, she rejected it as “old-fashioned, out of style” (Ross 1-2). This shows that Dee’s change to a modernist lifestyle was influenced through a cultural trend. This also alludes to when Dee rejected a quilt before she went to college, but now that she has discovered the cultural trend of college, she wants
Despite this daydream, Mama remains a woman with few illusions about how things are going and how will it be. As Dee hold an alternative person when she renamed herself as Wangaro her mother rejected a traditional gender role. She sometimes turn her back on the house because it confess
Dee wants a luxurious lifestyle that is different from how she grew up. In Alice Walker’s story “Everyday Use,” the audience will notice Dee’s attitude towards the other characters due to her hatred towards everything, high expectations, and ungratefulness throughout the story. Firstly, based on what is told in the story, Dee hates a couple of things. Her attitude is reflected based on how she comments about it. She does not like the house she grew up in because it is very old.
This is when Dee informs the family that she has changed her name. She says she will no longer be called Dee, she will be called “Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo”, because she “couldn't bear it any longer, being named after the people who oppress me" (348). Mama does not agree with the change, but she says she will respect her wishes. Dee then starts wanting different objects from around the house that she thinks carry the family’s heritage (349,350). When she starts to take quilts out of a chest Mama stops her saying that the quilts are for Maggie.
Deenie The first main characters name is Deenie and her three traits are stubborn, independent, and kind. she is an average girls as she would say but her mother would say she was born with a beautiful face that she needs to put to good use Deenie's mother often says god gave you a pretty face for a reason. Deenie goes to school the same as any other kid but she often gets to skip school for auditions. These auditions are for modeling jobs Deenies mother is always setting up interviews for deenie but deenie does not want to model but she wiud never tell her mother that. Deenie has been getting told by all the modeling agencies that her posture is not very good and one hip is higher than the other deenies mother is blaming her but Deenie can't help It because she has a condition called scoliosis Deenie has to go to multiple doctors to figure that out and get the proper treatments Deenies mother is devastated because with this condition she has to wear a brace that she has to wear for four year she absolutely hates this brace and will not wear it eventually she learns to deal with it but it is a struggle.
She comes with a new attitude and news she has changed her name form Dee to Wangero. She changed her name because she thinks her family doesn’t value their heritage, so she changed it to keep it alive. She also comes back to ask her mother for quilts when it had already been promised to Maggie. Dee thought Maggie can’t appreciate the heritage behind it, but their mother hopped that Maggie would use it for everyday use, exactly what Dee didn’t want. In the end of the story Maggie and her mother sits outside on the yard watching Dee drive away.
Mama dreamed about her and Dee on a television talk show and about Dee expressing gratitude to Mama for all Mama has done for her. This is show how there is a conflict between her and mama, underappreciated Mama 's feels. Mama is a hard word women she can eat a like pork, Her hand as a rough as man 's due to the rough work she do. Even of her dreams she put her daughters first as she dreamed that she is 100 pounds lighter with a skin like a pancake and that 's how her daughter want her to be but in real she is so fat. The mother at the end of the story when Dee want to get the quilt she prevent her, and she give it to the poor Maggie, cause she know very well that
Desiree, the protagonist in a feminist short story defies the life of African American people, and women during the time period she wrote. Kate Chopin wrote “Desiree’s Baby” when roles for women were initially challenged for their freedom. In “Desiree’s Baby” Armand accuses Desiree of not being fully white. However, Armand later on finds out that it is he who has negro in his blood. Desiree finds herself relieved to find out that it was not her that had negro in her blood.