This was a massive impact on America’s culture and set of ideals. The country was composed of a diverse group of people of different wealth statuses, but despite the tax variations, people were still able to live in suitable shelters (Wethersfield Document E). There was not a high presence of poverty. Joseph Webb had to pay £178 regularly, while Titus Buck only had to pay £17. Even though there is a significant difference in money needed to pay, Buck’s house doesn’t represent him to be indigent.
When Dee arrives at the house of her mother then she views the house as being the symbol of her upbringing. The very first thing that is being noticed by Dee is the benches as when she admires the benches, she states "You can feel the rump prints" (Walker 112). Walker in this sentence is actually trying to make the readers feel that the benches have been in the home for years. Because of this, the benches are actually depicting the past of the character. Another symbol includes the butter churn and the dash.
This created a difference in the social ladder. People were usually distinguished in a particular social class based on the kind of items they possessed. Some goods were classified as luxury and high valued due to the region where the goods are from, making it rare and indigenous to an area where they aren't usually found. In other words, luxury goods are geared to the elite class unlike the common goods. Luxury and the commons good both had the same effect on society.
The quilts were made by their grandmother with clothes worn by family members of everyday life. “Everyday Use” brings out a problem that everyone should be educated about both the black history and slave history. It brings in the question of self-identification and knowing who you are and your background along with how your culture does have an impact in your everyday
Everyday Use: What Will Your Ancestors Treasure? In the short story “Everyday Use” Alice Walker takes the reader through a world that was in the midst of a radical change. A time when new affluence was coming to a generation of African Americans. Walker’s generation knew nothing but hardships, and they had to make due with whatever they happened to have around. Therefore, many of the items which Dee and Maggie see in the course of the story have radically different meanings.
Aunt Alexandra expects Scout to fit into the role of a woman, even at such a young age. Another example of the harsh standards placed on Scout is shown when Alexandra is having tea with her friends in chapter 24. Miss Stephanie says, “well, you won’t get very far until you start wearing dresses more often”
We do not know much about Maggie and Dee (Wangero) other than their sisters and totally different from each other. In “Everyday Use” written by Alice Walker, she mentions the families traditions and how their importance to the family. There were multiple of the valuables that were passed down in the family line. In the story, we learn that Dee’s name, the butter churn, and the quilt were sentimental to the family.
In his poem, Aunt Ida Pieces a Quilt, Melvin Dixon presents the protagonist Aunt Ida experiencing an internal as well an external dialogue with her family members. Initially, the poem starts off the mother of Junie (the departed) handing all the clothes to Aunt Ida. Automatically, the presence of disconsolate, nostalgic, and agonizing are the feelings that build up the atmosphere of the poem. However, as the poem continues the purpose to why Aunt Ida was handed down the clothes of Junie is because from the clothes of the decease she will make a quilt. As she starts to quilt the atmosphere of the poem transition to a more unifying and commemorations feelings towards the families that have had a family member die from AIDS and to Junie too.
Having a voice matters. One person can change people 's lives regardless of wealth or role. Important decisions are made by poor and wealthy people alike. More often than not people can be smarter and more qualified than t rnment or the people above them like Montag in fahrenheit 451. You could argue that having a voice in society does not matter.
When Dee (Wangero) began taking things that belonged to her mother in order to decorate her new house, the mood changed quickly from bewilderment to acrimony when Dee finally went too far. The sole purpose for Dee’s visit was to procure specific items belonging to her mother. Mom was initially perplexed as to why Dee would want the churn top and dasher and quickly incensed over Dee’s insistence that she was the only one capable of properly caring for the quilts. Wangero is astounded that her mother is going to give Maggie the blankets to be used for everyday use, believes that the quilts need to be preserved, and tells her mother that she doesn’t understand her own culture. Mama becomes enraged that her daughter is so condescending and self-centered.