Title: Critque of "patches: Quilt and Community in Alice Walker's 'Everyday Use'

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Subject: English
Author: Eunice L
Date: July 5, 2016
Level: University
Grade: A
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These patchwork quilts, when effectively put together, exposed a way of life. The Africans traditional way of life was one of sacredness and usefulness. By using scraps from old clothes they were able to create a masterpiece that could be passed down from one generation to the next. The title "Everyday Use" implies that quilts, while they may be priceless heirlooms, are also made to function...

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The title "Everyday Use" implies that quilts, while they may be priceless heirlooms, are also made to function. The Johnson's are a typical African family that has settled in America. The mother, and narrator of the story, is a working woman who often imagines herself as someone else, someone who her children would not be ashamed to be seen with...

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