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In Alice Walkers Everyday Use depicts many struggles of everyday life such as culture history and family The story opens with the narrator Mrs Johnson also known as mama She is waiting outside in her yard for her daughter Dee who is visiting from college Mrs Johnson then introduces her second daughter Maggie She says Maggie will be nervous about her sister till after she leaves She will stand hopelessly in corners homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe Walker 279 The narrator then goes back and forth between reality and fantasy about how she and Dee reconnect to each other on a television show Sometimes I dream a dream in which Dee and I are suddenly brought together on a TV program I am ushered into a bright room filled with many people And then we are on stage where and Dee is embracing me with tears of joy Walker 280 Mrs Johnson yearns for that experience with her daughter Dees opinion of things is very critical to Maggie and Mrs Johnson Dees judgmental character has an effect on her relationship with her mother and sister They both want acceptance from Dee Maggie becomes uneasy whenever her sister is around but still cares about how she looks Maggie even asked her mother how she looked before her sister gets to the house Mrs Johnson daydreams about how she wishes her and Dee would reconnectThe story starts to unravel as the anticipation of Dees arrival grows Dee finally arrives and gets out the car along with her boyfriend Hakim-a-barber Mrs Johnson goes into great detail into what her daughter is wearing A dress down to the ground in this hot weather A dress so loud it hurts my eyes There are yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun Earrings too down to her shoulders Bracelets
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