Everyday Use by Alice Walker

1. Characterize the narrator of “Everyday Use”: Is it a first person narrator or a third person narrator? Is the narrator dramatised or undramatised? Reliable or unreliable? Is the narrator just an observer or a narrator-agent? Privileged or limited? Self-conscious or not? (based on Booth’s essay; 100 words);

2. Why do you think Alice Walker chose Mama as a narrator of her story? Why is it important that Mama is a “teller” rather than just a character? How would you characterize “distance” between the narrator (Mama) and the implied author? Does the implied author share the narrator’s views on heritage? Why or why not? How do you know? (100-150 words);

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3. How would the story be different if it were told from Dee’s [Wangero’s] point of view? (50-100 words).For more information on Everyday Use by Alice Walker read :https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everyday_Use

Everyday Use by Alice Walker

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