Dee's appreciation for items in Mama's home as artifacts of her heritage is similarly misguided. The real obstacle seems to be the power struggle over heritage between mamma, and Dee. I think that the characters are so real because of the fact that the situation that is happening in the whole story can be related to anyone in real life. All the while she is there she makes it a point that she wants the old quilts that was hand made by her grandmother. It took hours and hours a tedious work and when I finished it left me with a sense of respect and appreciation. And, Dee is the daughter who is supported endlessly and at the end shows no sympathy for where she came from.
My fat keeps me hot in zero weather. This house is in a pasture, too, like the other one. The story opens as Maggie and her mother, a black farm woman, await a visit from Maggie's older sister, Dee, and a man who may be her husband--her mother is not sure whether they are actually married. Maggie hung back in the kitchen over the dishpan. It is not just property to Mama and Maggie but an important piece in their lives. Mama and Maggie were happy with being common. Mama may have wanted to do this a long time ago, show Maggie she deserved more than the life she was giving her.
Dee had left to college some years back. Race Race and racial identity is at the center of. And one teeny faded blue piece, about the size of a penny matchbox, that was from Great Grandpa Ezra's unifotm that he wore in the Civil War. She insists a quilt, once viewed as a symbol of her family's poverty, is now imbued with the spirit of her ancestry. Dee dislikes that she was raised in a poor family, and she went off to school to gain an education. This is a great short story when discussing about family heritage and how important it is to know about your family line. Throughout the story Walker shows the different sides of culture and heritage.
I really recommend this book to new readers especially to those readers that are looking for an interesting story talking about race, culture, and class. Maggie is also happy with her simple life. Mama remembers the way she looked as the house was burning. Maggie, the very shy and traditionally skilled daughter suffers physically and emotionally from a house fire. I recommend this story, especially to anyone who is a parent, because it effectively relates a good message about a mother standing up for what is right even when she must confront her own child.
Alice Walker was also an African American and I like how she put in this story that Dee boyfriend was Arabic because it come to show she is not racist and believes in love outside your race. I have seen these programs. Although we are not poor just like them, my mom has been the man of the house. Maggie who is the eldest of the two, is the one who stayed at home with her mother and continued the customary, traditional, old fashioned life at home. It is obvious that Maggie will not only need the quilts but will actually use them and not merely display them.
Every time we hear of a story where a person like Dee rises out of poverty to get an education and better her circumstances we usually have an admiration towards them. It was a beautiful light yellow wood, from a tree that grew in the yard where Big Dee and Stash lived. The mother narrates the story of the visit by her daughter, Dee. The confusion comes when readers realize that if this is her boyfriend, fiancé, or husband the relationship is not so clear and Dee was born and raised as a Christian, then how can she claim that she likes her family line when she decided cross the limit of her morals? She was the first African American woman to earn these two awards. The story opens as Maggie and her mother, a black farm woman, await a visit from Maggie's older sister, Dee, and a man who may be her husband--her mother is not sure whether they are actually married. Dee wants Mama and Maggie to live the life of higher-class people.
Maggie is the humbled daughter, Dee is off at school, she is more determined. Yet, the difference is an African American identity and the fact there are two daughters instead of one. Maggie and her mother value the same objects not for their artistic value, but because they remind them of their loved ones. She mention that the Dee was the oldest one and was educated and full of confidence while the youngest one Maggie was very shy ever since the old house they had burn down. As a writer, I enjoy the touch of culture and heritage introduced in this piece. Since I am stout it takes something of a push. By the end of the story, Mama and Maggie try to prove to Dee that no matter how hard she tries to change who she is; she will never change where she came from.
She strives to wear her heritage like a unique treasure but ends up shrouded in imitation. It is hard to see them clearly through the strong sun. Sometimes the mother and father weep, the child wraps them in her arms and leans across the table to tell how she would not have made it without their help. When she was courting Jimmy T she didn't have much time to pay to us, but turned all her faultfinding power on him. The characters in the story focus a lot on African culture and heritage. Dee was the more difficult child, but Mama nevertheless loved her.