Symbolism In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Everyday Use is a tale of differences of generations and of classes. The narrator is an older black woman living a country life on the farm who speaks proudly of both her daughters, Dee and Maggie. Dee was the educated, beautiful, and extroverted daughter that everyone loved, and Maggie was slower, scar by fire, and introverted that stayed by her mother’s side and on the farm. When Dee comes home for a visit with her mother and sister there are three items that attract her attention and she wants to acquire the churn top and the dasher to the butter churn and finally the family quilts.
While these items are symbols in the story the churn top and the dasher are a puzzling to the narrator because like the bench that Dee was sitting on these

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