Of Idealism And Pragmatism In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Do you take things for granted? Well I don’t think you should. People always take everyday items for granted. The story is “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker. “Everyday Use” was written in the 1960 and 1970-time period and it was publicized in 1973. The two articles are “Heritage and deracination in Walker's "Everyday Use." (Alice Walker) by David Cowart and “Destroying to Save: Idealism and Pragmatism in Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” by Joe Sarnowski. There is historical context of how African Americans have taken every day items for granted in Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use”. First, the observations of how “Everyday Use” relates to the struggles that African Americans had. For example, Everyday Use is about how African Americans waste things that some people wish that they had. Some people wish they had food to eat, clothes to wear, and place to live but they don’t and the people that do have those things do not make the best use out of those things. People…show more content…
The article will be about some of the struggles that African Americans face on today. One thing that was mentioned is how African Americans deal with the things that society puts on them. The author said that the clearness of Everyday Use allows to read it but it has the information to still make it a journal. The author also said that Dee only cares about herself she shows contemporary African Americans a way to cope with an oppressive society. That’s the type of person that we need. She is like a strong model especially for the African American that might be reading the story. Lastly, the author the stated Dee was delighted with family home. That was the biggest part of the family heritage. There was nothing more important that to the
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