The Importance Of Heritage In Everyday Use By Alice Walker
In the beginning it started with Dee leaving and starting her education in Augusta. While Mamma and maggie stayed at home carrying on their everyday schedule. As Dee gets out of the car you can feel the emotion and intensity of Maggie's heart. Maggie is a scared, shy, and secluded young lady. The story states, “ Maggie will be nervous until after her sister goes: she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs, eying her sister with a mixture of envy and awe.” After the house fire …show more content…
Nice cars, big homes, and fancy restaurants is considered dees reality. “And then the two of us say there just enjoying, until it was time to go in the house and go to bed. “ preserving their heritage means one thing to mama rather than Dee. Dee doesn't realize that having everything is happiness. The littlest things can bring the most joy, but Dee has taken what she has now for granted. You will not see any worrying, discomfort, or misfortune in mamma because she loves her lifestyle.
Both Maggie and Dee love their mom dearly. They just show it differently. Their motivations, goals, and actions are completely contrasting. Although, they both mean well; heritage is reality to Mamma and Maggie. But Dee has forgotten the everyday lifestyle of her