Alice Walker Essay | Character Sketch of Momma in "Everyday Use"

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Character Sketch of Momma in "Everyday Use"

Summary: In "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, the character of Momma is a loving, hard-working African-American woman who is concerned that her daughter, Dee, doesn't understand her heritage and the opportunities that she has been given.
Wisdom is to live in the present, plan for the future and learn from the past. A mother's wisdom is not measured by how intelligent she is but by what she has lived through to know things about life. In the short story "Everyday Use," by Alice Walker, Momma, who's the narrator, believes that her wisdom is very important. Her oldest daughter, Dee, doesn't seem to agree with what she knows because she has gone through a different life to feel something different. Dee has surpassed through what most African Americans dreamed of doing. Unlike Dee, the younger daughter, Maggie, who has lived with Momma through the good and the bad, has not had the opportunities Dee has been given. Because Momma is proud of who she is, she honestly describes herself, she isn't afraid of hard work, and she wants Dee to...

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