The Importance Of Quilts In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Everyday Use is about a black poor family. She is good-hearted, kind and dutiful. Rather than anger her intimidating sister, she is willing to let Dee have the quilts that had originally been promised to her. Dee is an older sister who renamed herself Wangero. Dee is educated, worldly, and deeply determined, not generally allowing her desires to be thwarted. When Mama won't let her have the quilts to display, she becomes furious. She claims that Mama and Maggie don't understand their heritage,but she is the one overlooking the important aspects of her family history. The conflict is in the different points of view regarding the value and importance of objects, preservation of history and everyday use. Mrs Johnson and Maggie have a different
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