Three Main Characters In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” has three main characters, whose names are Mama, Dee, and Maggie. Dee is the oldest and Maggie is the youngest sister. The three of them lives together until Dee moves away to go to school. When Dee goes away for school, Mama and Maggie became gotten closer. Even though Maggie could not see or speak well, she would still try and attempt to read to Mama. Mama really appreciates Maggie’s humbleness because she does not care about good looks or money. That is not how Dee views things though. Dee is different. Dee wants a luxurious lifestyle that is different from how she grew up. In Alice Walker’s story “Everyday Use,” the audience will notice Dee’s attitude towards the other characters due to her hatred towards everything, high expectations, and ungratefulness throughout the story. Firstly, based on what is told in the story, Dee hates a couple of things. Her attitude is reflected based on how she comments about it. She does not like the house she grew up in because it is very old. Dee acts rudely in a way that makes it seem she is too good to live in a house like that. An example is when the author wrote, “And Dee. I see her standing off under the sweet gum tree she used to dig gum out of; a look of concentration on her face as she watched the last dingy gray board of the house fall in toward the red-hot brick chimney. Why don’t you do a dance around the ashes? I’d wanted to ask her. She had hated the house that much.” For Dee, watching the
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