everyday use

555 Words3 Pages
A symbol is a person, place, event, or object that suggests more than just its normal meaning. The symbols in this story, “Everyday Use”, were pretty clever and told a lot of clues about the story. Also Little peepholes that would dig into deeper meanings, and hints in the story. The first symbol, which I thought meant something was towards Maggie and Dee’s mom. “I was always better at a man’s job.” (pg.320). “In real life I am a large, big boned woman with rough, man- working hands.” (pg. 318). “I can kill and clean a hog as mercilessly as a man.”(pg. 318) I think because man was used a lot referring to their Mom, might have meant that she was the man of the house. Maybe that she was the only parent and that her husband was never around to help after the kids were born. So she really had to be tough and do a lot of things that the men would usually do. Another symbol I found was one that goes along with Dee. “She burned us with a lot of knowledge we didn’t necessarily need to know.”(pg. 319). “It is hard to see them clearly through the strong sun.” (pg. 320). “Dee next. A dress down to the ground, in this hot weather.” (pg. 320). “There are yellows and oranges enough to throw back the light of the sun. I feel my whole face warming from the heat waves it throws out.” ( Pgs. 320-321). “She put on some sunglasses that hid everything about the tip of her nose and her chin.” (pg. 324). I think because we don’t quite kno...
Open Document