"Everyday use" by Alice Walker

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Title: "Everyday use" by Alice Walker
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Subject: English
Date: June 7, 2001
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Mrs. Johnson does not display African fashion. Nonetheless she knows the true meaning of her heritage; something that Dee does not seem to understand. Through "Everyday use", Walker conveys that culture and heritage are taught from one generation to the next and it is not suddenly acquired and definitely it is not something that one suddenly puts on...
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While the Johnson's sit down to lunch, Dee puts her eye on the butter churn and the dasher in her mother's house. She admires the pieces and wants them to decorate her place. "I can use the churn top as a centerpiece for the alcove table?and I'll think of something artistic to do with the dasher...
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