Influence Of Culture In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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No matter what type of background you have come from everyone has a view on the world. Today we’ll be looking at 2 short stories and a movie such as Everyday Use, An Indian Father’s Plea and Bend it Like Beckham. Through these stories I’ll show you how one's culture informs the way one views the world and others most of the time.

In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use”, Maggie is heavily influenced by her culture and the way she views others. Since, Maggie has been under her mother’s protection for most of her life she has acquired a lifetime skill of quilting, which has been past down from generation from generation. So when Dee/Wangero demands to obtain the quilts made by her grandmother in that instance Maggie realized that she will be more connected to her heritage than her older sister will every be. "She can have them, Mama," Maggie said, like
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For instance, when Jess dad lets her go play soccer to get it out of her system and her mom goes nuts. “She shouldn't be running around with all these men showing her bare legs to 70,000 people! She's bringing shame on the family. And you three shouldn't encourage her! Jesminder, you get back home now!” Her mom is very traditional and wants to keep her daugher by the book but doesn’t want to accept her daughter being happy. Another example is her sister Pinky, who is heavily influenced by her mother when she talks to Jess. “Well, you make sure it doesn't, all right? Look Jess, you can marry anyone you want. It's fine at first when you're in love and all that but do you really want to be the one that everyone stares at every family do because you married the English bloke?” Basically saying that you can be happy but is it really going to be with a white
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