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Studying elements of fiction in Every Day Use by Alice Walker Alice Malsenior Walker an African-American writer was born on February 9 1944 in Eatonton Georgia the eight and youngest child of Minnie Tallulah Grant Walker and Willie Lee Walker Her parents were poor sharecroppers but tried to help their children to improve At the age of eight Alice received a facial scar that caused her to become solitary and timid In her solitude she discovered the pleasure of reading stories At the same time she began to write poems After finishing first in her high school class walker left the rural south to attend to college She attended Atlantas Spelman College for women Years later Walker incorporated this condition into her portraits of Meridian Hill and the students of Saxon College her fictionalized Spelman Her second collection of poems the Revolutionary Petunias 1973 became a National Book Award nominee In 1963 Walker transferred to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville New York where she broadened her knowledge of the world beyond the south She graduated in 1965 from Sarah Lawrence and she had resolved to become a writer In 1966 she had her first publication The Civil Rights Movement How Good Was It which won the American scholar essay contest Later on she got married with Melvyn Leventhal a civil rights lawyer and conscientious objector to the Vietnam War in 1967 Graalman 350 The story Every Day Use by Alice Walker is a good example of the use of some elements of fiction in a short story This story talks about the heritages of the characters and the way that each of them believes in their culture In the story there are two elements that are more significant to the reader that are the character and the complication Back in 1944 when Alice Walker was born the technology and many other things were in evolution In 1944 the 3M company began doing experiments
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