Answer TWO questions on this story


(you can pick whatever two you want to answer from the list below)

I attached the story

Read “Everyday Use” Before responding to any of the Questions below, take a look at some historical quilts at: and some traditions at:

 Comment on the narrator: describe her life, her values, her past experiences.

 Compare Dee and Maggie: their experiences, values, etc.

 What’s the significance of Dee’s name change? her boyfriend and his name? How does her mother respond to this?

 What is Walker suggesting about heritage and legacy? Who really understands it? Does Dee want to commodify her heritage? Discuss the conflicting perceptions.

 Why the subtitle: for your grand-mama rather than for your grandmother??

 Compare this family to another in our list of stories.