Literary Analysis: Everyday Use by Alice Walker ENG 125

Literary Analysis: Everyday Use by Alice Walker

ENG 125 Introduction to Literature

Paper prompt # 2

Dr. Bowman

May 15, 2017

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Literary Analysis: Everyday Use by Alice Walker

Cultural heritage is passed down from one generation to the other based on the shared norms and values. However, some people lose their heritage for lack of understanding of their cultural beliefs. Nevertheless, there are also those who are too focused on their cultural heritage to the point that they lose focus on the bigger picture of life. Some people pay more attention to preserving their culture than in their economic or social upward mobility. I find the prompt of cultural heritage interesting for discussion because it touches on the issue that is present in the contemporary world. The issue with cultural heritage needs to be addressed because it is the pathway to high society morals and can as well be the road to alienation and impoverishment.

This paper writes about a story called Everyday use by Elise Walker. Everyday Use is a short story that discusses the theme of heritage by presenting a conflict that exists between the two generations of women. The story is

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