Different Roles In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Different environment makes people gradually different way of thinking and values, the roles have their own experience of background influence in the formation of their personality. Maggie and Dee has an opposite trait to generate their mother’s attitude toward different way. Alice has cleverly written by black people of generation complex attitude on the ideas and cultural heritage in Everyday Use. Mother-daughter relationship also is complicated in those two articles. In No Name Woman, the mother tells the daughter a story about her aunt and do not allow tell anyone else. The mother is traditional person and she hopes the daughter go with her. Both two articles shows conflict between traditional and new, mother and daughter’s relationship.…show more content…
Dee is the healthy one who has new thinking’s college student. But she still wants to find black culture. However, the mother and Maggie did not think it. Thus, when Dee requirements took two quilt cultural heritage, and the mother a fierce conflict. “‘But they’re priceless!’ she was saying now… ‘Maggie would put them on bed and in five years they’d be in rags. Less than that!’ ‘She can always make some more,’ I said. ‘Maggie knows how to quilt.’” (Walker, 477) Sentence in the form of direct speech that readers understand Dee’s attitude of the traditional culture in this time, but also depicts that she treats national culture hypocritical side: she was the only recognition of traditional cultural values, Maggie impossible to appreciate. It seems that every family, which has the advantages of a successor of the child, and another child always without it. Maggie that is the second child, she is ugly, inferior, clumsy, weak, these features seem to symbolize the pain of African-American culture. For Maggie, She understood that in the blood and emotion. Maggie inherited the history and tradition of black, she is the family culture and tradition of the best successor. That 's why Walker written at the end of the novel the mother snatched the quilt from the hands of Dee, gave Maggie. This is the mother 's choice, but also the writer 's own…show more content…
Focusing on how to understand and ancestral quilt expand the plot, reflecting the family conflicts caused by the race issue. Mother-daughter relationship conflict expresses a very important theme: the traditional meaning inherited that profound understanding of national culture to understand its cultural connotation. Walker using the perspective of symbolism, touch-sensitive sense of the pain of culture and modern civilization, and wash whites in the struggle and cultural identity, intends to construct a picture of historical and cultural heritage in so deep lost and protest in front of the screen reflects the author trying complex and heavy black Walker anxiety, which is also the author of self-consciousness manifest. In no name woman, it express repressed female consciousness, resolved under the dual pressures of patriarchy and racism women 's living situation. For gender and racial discrimination, authors critique of traditional Chinese culture in the lowly status of women, but also to get rid of ethnic marginalization. Her characters revolutionized American society for Chinese female bias. On breaking the culture, language, gender boundaries, create a powerful image of the hero. On efforts to pursue a new, courageous, self-reliance, free and independent female image, and with an inclusive attitude against the Chinese and American cultural repression, eventually he found his new
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