Heritage: Short Story and Dee Essay

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The concept of heritage and identity are experienced by the three women in the short story “Everyday Use.” Is Dee (Wangero) confused with these previousy mentioned concepts, or does she have a better understanding than her mother and sister?
The older sister, Dee (Wangero) does not truly understand or appreciate her heritage like her mother and sister. To begin with Dee changed her named to Wangero, she had no appreciation for the name Dee even tho it was passed on to her by her grandmother. When Dee (Wangero) was asked what happened to Dee, Wangero replied saying shes dead. Your identity has a lot to do with your name, but if you chage that than there it gives everything a whole new meaning. Mamma had some old quilts that she had set to give to maggie when she got older. Dee (Wangero) came in and demanded that she get them. Dee didn't want them because of the heritage or because of the patches used to make the quilt. Dee wanted it so she can put it a show piece in her house and hang them up.
The mother and maggie understand their heritage and the depths of their identity where Dee (Wangero) only understands superficial concepts. Dee puts her life on display rather than complimenting it in the right way.
The concept of heritage and identity are experienced by the three women in the short story “Everyday Use.” Is Dee (Wangero) confused with these previousy mentioned concepts, or does she have a better understanding than her mother and sister?
The older sister, Dee (Wangero) does not truly understand or appreciate her heritage like her mother and sister. To begin with Dee changed her named to Wangero, she had no appreciation for the name Dee even tho it was passed on to her by her grandmother. When Dee (Wangero) was asked what happened to Dee, Wangero replied saying shes dead. Your identity has a lot to do with your name, but if you chage that than there it gives everything a whole new meaning. Mamma had some old quilts that she had set to give to maggie when she got older. Dee (Wangero) came in and demanded that she get them. Dee didn't want them because of the heritage or because of the patches used to make the quilt. Dee wanted it so she can put it a show piece in her house and hang them up.
The mother and maggie understand their heritage and the depths of their identity where Dee (Wangero) only understands superficial concepts. Dee puts her life on display rather than complimenting it in the right way.

The concept of heritage and identity are experienced by the three women in the short story “Everyday Use.” Is Dee (Wangero) confused with these previousy mentioned concepts, or does she have a better understanding than her mother and sister?
The older sister, Dee (Wangero) does not truly understand or appreciate her heritage like her mother and sister. To begin with Dee changed her named to Wangero, she had no appreciation for the name Dee even tho it was passed on to her by her grandmother. When Dee (Wangero) was asked what happened to Dee, Wangero replied saying shes dead. Your identity has a lot to do with your name, but if you chage that than there it gives everything a whole new meaning. Mamma had some old quilts that she had set to give to maggie when she got older. Dee (Wangero) came in and demanded that she get them. Dee didn't want them because of the heritage or because of the patches used to make the quilt. Dee wanted it so she can put it a show piece in her house and hang them up.
The mother and maggie understand their heritage and the depths of their identity where Dee (Wangero) only understands superficial concepts. Dee puts her life on display rather than complimenting it in the right way.

The concept of heritage and identity are experienced by the three women in the short story “Everyday Use.” Is Dee (Wangero) confused with these previousy mentioned concepts, or does she have a better understanding than her mother and sister?
The older sister, Dee (Wangero) does not…