Dee and her friend, Hakim-A-Barber, both have converted to Muslim. Dee looks around her old home and asks to keep everyday items as art. Eventually she goes to the quilts their grandmother stitched and Dee doesn’t want Maggie to have them, because she thinks she doesn’t her heritage. Mama Johnson takes th... ... middle of paper ... ...em and move on. Works Cited Accessteacher.
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But when it gets to the point where she wants to take some quilts that Big Dee and Mama had done she starts arguing with her mother and Martinez4 her mother tells her no Maggie stayed somewhat in shock because ‘no’ was not a word Dee was used to hearing. Dee is the oldest daughter of Mama Johnson. Eventough she is pretty and has the nice hair and everything she is totally a misrepresentation of her he... ... middle of paper ... ...nd appreciate them. Works Cited Bmad, Nick. “Symbolism in Walkers ‘Everyday Use’.” Enotes.
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Consequently, when she is confronted by her demanding older sister she replies, "She can have them . . . I can [remember] Grandma Dee without the quilts" (91). Momma has an inside view on the quilts because she helped create them and the heritage that both girls were raised in.
Even when Dee took what she wanted like when she just went through mama’s things without asking her. That 's something that only a favorite daughter or someone with a very good mother-daughter relationship would do. This story has a lot of other things in it besides the mother-daughter bond, Wbut how the mother-daughter bond affects the way heritage in the story. In Jennifer Martins report The Quilt Threads Together Sisterhood, Empowerment And Nature In Alice Walker 's The Color Purple And "Everyday Use, she says “explore the power of the quilt for a variety of African American women,” which could mean who ever gets the quilts will be more in touched with her mother and with her heritage because quilts can show a lot about a person 's heritage ( Martin