Differing Personalities In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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The Characters of Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” reveals how Differing personalities can create fissures in family ties, their personal choices shaping each other and the feelings they have about one another. The Narrator (Mrs. Johnson) is a practical, hardworking woman whose unconditional love is pushed to the limits. In the fifth paragraph she is directly described to be a big boned uneducated woman of color who is proud of whom she is. She is brutally honest in her judgments in both of her daughters, however less so to Maggie. Mrs. Johnson is a round character, she is dynamic. This can be seen with her changing; she is standing up for Maggie and refusing Dee for the first time in her life. Consequently Maggie and Dee are both flat characters.

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