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In Everyday Use Walker uses Mrs Johnsons point of view to contrasts her two daughters showing us that despite Dees education she is clueless and unable to recognize and admire the true value of her heritage Mrs Johnson illustrates how she feels about herself and the big difference there is between her two daughters which were both raised in the same culture with the same traditions yet grow up to have different ways to define their heritage Maggie despite the damages the fire left her is able to understand the meaning behind the items that symbolize her heritage such as the quilts and the butter churn that are mentioned in the story while Dee only thinks of such items as decorative objects that shouldnt be put to everyday use and critics her mother and sister for not changing the way they livePoint of view is important in this story because the reader is limited to only Mamas Mrs Johnson description of her two daughters and her interpretation of whats going on with them Mrs Johnson is an old-fashioned uneducated lady who defines herself as a large big-boned woman with rough man-working hands Walker 155 who despite the change of times still lives in her traditional way as well as her younger daughter Maggie who is uneducated as well both share the same sentimental attachment to the objects in their house because of who they come from and what they represent in contrast to Dee who is an educated and modernized lady and her only interest appears to be style She represents a new generation and believes clothing hair and decorative objects in her house are how heritage should be representedMrs Johnson recalls some of Dees early life events to illustrate her lack of interest for her familys heritage When Mama offered her a quilt to take with her when she went away to college Dee said it was old-fashioned out
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