She is very careless of the quilts and thinks nothing of them. Maggie wanted the quilts for affectionate reasons. Mama realized that Maggie deserved the quilts more than Dee. The quilts were an important part of their heritage. They were very invaluable to the family.
While Maggie isn’t so smart and doesn’t have the money or style to get what she wants. Alice Walker might find Dee most sympathetic. Alice relate to Dee more than she relates to Maggie. Alice knows what Dee went through to get where she’s at. Both Alice and Dee came from poor families trying to make it.
In the story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, one can sympathize with Dee. She seems to just want to better herself and her mother and sister just do not understand her desires. It is so sad that she does not have her family’s support. Support makes a huge difference when one is trying to accomplish material possessions and establish a higher reputation in society that would be hard for him/her. The narrator in this story is Dee’s mother, Mrs. Johnson.
That's bad because your mom always wants her children to love and respect her same goes with the kids they always want to know that their mother loves and respects them too. Cash also doesn't respect her as said here “ As he slides tools over, we shove addie into the seat”, as seen here he also doesn't respect her I would never do that to my mother because i respect her and she won't give up on me either. In the world we live in today you can get away with that because so many teenagers are allowed to do whatever and they don't respect their parents because of that. Heres another quote that shows and proves he feels that she was trying to balance something and he screamed “IT AIN'T ON BALANCE” to his own mother. If you live in the south today you learn to respect your parents real quick either you learn easy or the hard way but apparently addie gave up on her children and it wasn't going to work out anyways because she didn't appreciate her children and had most to make up for the last.
Some members of the family do not understand the meaning of family heritage and get lost in having "newer and nicer things," rather than having heirlooms passed down to them from earlier generations. Maggie and Dee differ from the reasons that they want the quilts. The only similarity they share is the desire to own the quilts. Maggie has always thought that Mama would hand the quilts down to her when it comes times; Dee decides that the quilts will only be taken care of if they are in her possession. Being the humble and quiet person she is, Maggie tells Mama to give the quilts to Dee.
You don't see your sister using that junk.” Connie’s mother urges her to be neat and more responsible like her older sister, June. June receives constant praise for her maturity, whereas Connie just gets insulted and nagged. Being compared to your sibling can cause you to feel inadequate and worthless. The thought of you not being good enough would always be popping into your
“Don’t say that. There’s very little honor in that Assignment”” (Lowry 21). Sameness was introduced to the community to avoid inequality and discomfort. Lily’s mother however, was able to recognise the jobs that received more distinction. She was feeling extremely uncomfortable when Lily stated that she wanted a job that was not very well
There is something particular about Jase that Sam sees in him that she doesn’t with the rest of the family. Fitzpatrick is also descriptive with the way she explains the setting. Something Gracie, Sam’s mother, would never approve of is that Sam watched the Garretts from her house. It sounds creepy but Sam longed to have what the Garretts had. She wanted a big family who had fun and a life not based on rules.
When you look at it from Dee’s point of few she just seems to be pushing her family to expand their education and have a better life. Dee doesn’t want her family on a farm and raising cattle because that isn’t what she likes. She has an open mind about things and sees them as more than just what they are used for, hence the title, “Everyday Use.” Dee may seem like a rude, spoiled girl, but looking at it from her perspective, all she wants is for her family to live the way she does. Changing the point of view from Mama to Dee would make a major difference. Looking at the story with Dee telling it would allow access to her thoughts so that the reader can understand why she is the way she is.
When the father says “She must feel terrible, pushing you, of all people. It would have to be you, but I know she didn't want it to be” he knows that deep down Rose has good in her even though she causes harm. Rose is a complicated person with a complicated life. She not only has gone through a lot of change, but she has to constantly rely on her family to be there supporting her as if she was a toddler. Her actions do not define her and her family acknowledges that when others choose not to because they know that she does not understand herself why she acts on impulse.