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Everyday Use Knowing the meaning of Heritage By English 1302 Professor Hubbell 31 July 2000 Knowing the meaning of heritage in Everyday Use The story “Everyday Use”, is being told by a mother who describes herself as a big boned woman, with a second grade education. She had always had to do the work of a man to provide for her family. A mother of two girls with different views on the family culture. Dee, a light skinned …

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…to Maggie a wedding present. Dee tells her mother that Maggie would not appreciate the quilts and that she would use them in “everyday use”. Dee’s mother says she hope Maggie would use the quilts. “The two sister’s values concerning the quilt represent the two meaning approaches to art appreciation in our society. Art can be valued for financial and aesthetic reasons, or it can be valued for personal and emotional reasons”(Jokinen)