Everyday Use Short Story Setting

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Setting can be a major factor in a story. Setting is the time and place of a story. The setting may also include the climate and even the social, psychological, or even spiritual state of the characters. Many times, a story's setting not only can create conflict, but it can also have a major impact on the choices that characters ultimately make. As a result of affecting the choices of the characters, setting can also affect the outcome of the story. The setting of the story plays a major role in the short stories Everyday Use and The Storm. The setting of the story Everyday use has a major impact on the plot. It reflects all the characters ways of life. Dee, the oldest daughter, has moved away from the family, into a higher class society. She is now living a completely different life than her mother and her sister, Maggie. Mama and Maggie live in a rural area. The story being set in the late 1960s when African American families, as well as women in general were fighting to have equal rights. Mama and Maggie are a prime example of that, as they don't live in the nicest home,…show more content…
This story takes place in the small town in Louisiana in the late 1800s. The majority of the story takes place in Calixta and Bobinot home in the country. In this story, the setting and plot go hand in hand. A monstrous storm approaches taking over the town, then clears up as fast as it came, leaving the rest of the day filled with sunshine. The plot in this story does the same thing. Alcee comes into the story like a storm seeking shelter at Calixta’s home. In doing so, he awakens the past with Calixta, in what once used to be a romantic relationship. As the storm progresses, so does the relationship eventually creating an affair at the climax of the storm. At the conclusion of the storm, the affair concludes. Alcee leaves as if he were never there, and both he and Calixta go on happily as if nothing had
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