Everyday Use And Mama's Relationship

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In the short story “Everyday Use” focuses on a mother-daughter bond and the mother who has been both mother and father to her two daughters. Mama is a poor and uneducated woman who was denied of an education, but she values her heritage and connection to her family. Maggie is the shy sister who lives in her sister’s shadow. Dee is the oldest daughter who has been successful, she changed her name to an African name and she did not value her heritage or had a clear understanding of it. Mama and Maggie connection between generations is strong, making quilts and keeping quilts is a symbol of their family’s legacy. The mother decided to wait in the yard for her daughter Dee and to come for a visit from college. The visit was nothing like Mama

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