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In this story Everyday Use Alice Walker gives us a great story about grandmothers Education was very rare in the nine teen forties and African American mothers made sacrifice to take care of their families This story will allow a person to realize that everyone has a mind of its own and it needs to be open up to think for self These three characters was very different but yet the same because they was a family with different personalities and mind set Mom dropped out of school when she was in the second grade school closed and she was taught the old fashion way Dee has a personality of her own and so do Maggie First of all mom is described as a big boned woman hands hard like a man because she did everything with them Very stubborn when it came to what was right and wrong head strong Her husband died and she had to raise Dee and Maggie and the first house burned down tweleve years before this story At night time she wore a gown like most women does and in the day time she wore overalls like most men do Mom will work outside all day and can kill a hog better than a man until nineteen forty nine when she was hooked on her side She would think about the man her daughter Maggie will marry John Thomas and imagine herself singing at the wedding knowing that she cannot sing good The best individual two daughters can have to lead them to being responsible in life but that was not accepted by Dee she had a mind of her own Mom explains that the new house was in the middle of nowhere like the first house was and the roof was made of tin holes was cut in to make a window with raw hid as shutters outside
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