in everyday use

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In “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker the quilts are the backbone of the family’s heritage. It represents the story of their past. The bits and pieces vary from the scraps of dresses Grandma Dee Wore fifty years ago to the faded blue tiny piece of Great Grandpa Ezra’s uniform he wore in the Civil War. The quilts also represent the memories of how Maggie’s’ grandmother taught her to quilt. When Dee came …

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…heritage. And now she wants something for not what it represents, but on the exterior and style of an item. A couple of old quilts that have been passed down over a hundred years were all that interested her to go home. Like an art collector that puts a Vangogh on their wall because of the stature of the painting, rather than where it came from or the history on what it represents. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**