Everyday Use Character Analysis Essay

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Jeries.K Wahhab
English assessment.

The Change of the story

The narrator in Alice Walker 's "Everyday Use" is Mrs. Johnson, also known as Mama. Mama lives with her daughter Maggie and is visited by her other daughter, Dee. After Dee came back from a long travel to finish her study in the university the family started to tear apart because of the different personalities. In this assignment I’m going to write about the different personalities of Mama, Maggie and Dee.

Dee is Mama’s older daughter who had renamed herself as (Wangero Leewanika Kimanjo)¬.we learn that Dee is jealous, and concern among her family Mama and Maggie, she misjudge them, too. She is also not interested in winning them. During the story Dee is arrogant with her
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She is a strong, loving mother who is sometimes is threatened by her own two daughters. “In real life I am a large, big-boned woman with rough, man-working hands”, in her we can see that she describes he self as a father too although she lost her husband. Mama is brutal and honest in her assessment towards her daughters. She describes Maggie as shy “She has been like this, chin on chest, eyes on ground, feet in” this happened ever since the other house burned to the ground. And Dee as she cause an even more point in rating.” Sometimes I dream a dream in witch Dee and I are suddenly brought together on a T.V. show.”, “Then we are on stage and Dee is embarrassing me with tears in her eyes”. She describe herself that she is on stage with Dee on a T.V. show about her daughter expressing gratitude towards her mother for all what she did ,This reveals the distance between the two Mama and Dee. 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
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