The Importance of Home

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The place where you hang your hat, where the heart is, is a link to the past, and through its door one walks into the future: home can be many things t one person. To many Georgians, home is the place where they come from, the place where the famiy line can be traced from memories and keepasakes. In "Everyday Use", Alice Walker explores the importance of home to a family of three women in …

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…Dee's lsat statements demostrated Walker's use of verbal irony: "You just don't understand. . . Your heritage"(7). In actualitiy, she was the one who knew nothing about her heritage. Home holds one's history and heritage. Like a tree, stronger are one's roots that run deep or know where one comes from. As Walker displays in this short story, you can be lost if home is just put behind you. It is an important part of one's life.