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"Everyday Use" by Alice Walker (1944- )

Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use." Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense. 10th ed. Eds. Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2009. 166-168. Print.

What is the relevance of the difference between the narrator’s actual character and the way Dee would want her to be?


It provides a point of reference for their tenuous relationship.


It highlights the mental frailty of the narrator.


It develops the purpose of the upcoming meeting of the two.


It contrasts the narrator’s idealistic mindset with Dee’s level-headed expectations.


It accentuates Maggie’s nervousness.

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