Why does the narrator refuse to give Dee the quilts in everyday use?
She knows that Dee doesn’t want the quilts to remember her grandmother. She realizes that she has been neglecting Maggie. She is tired of being pushed around by Dee.
Why does Mama refuse to let Dee take the quilts?
The mother is reluctant to let Dee have the quilts because they have been promised to Maggie who is about to be married. Also, she knows that Maggie cherishes the quilts as part of her family heritage.
Why does Dee not get the quilts?
Dee wants the old quilts for several reasons but mainly because she wants to display them as part of her “heritage” in her home in the city. … In contrast, Dee believes that the quilts should be displayed rather than used so that they will last and be able to be passed on for many years.
Why does our narrator give the quilts to Maggie instead of Dee what prompts her to make this choice provide textual evidence to support your answer?
Mama, the narrator, ultimately gives the family quilts to Maggie instead of Dee (Wangero) because she recognizes that Dee gets everything she wants, that she’s even already claimed the quilts as her own, because they were promised to Maggie, and because Maggie is the daughter who wants them for the right reasons.
Why did Dee want the quilts?
Why does Dee want the quilts? Dee wants the quilts so she can hang them up in her home and remember her heritage. At the end of the story, the mother “snatched the quilts out of Mrs. Wangero’s hands and dumped them into Maggie’s lap” (8).
When Mama doesn’t give Dee the quilts How does Maggie feel?
In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use,” Mama feels comfortable leaving the quilts to Maggie rather than to Dee (Wangero) for a number of reasons, including the following: She wants to affirm Maggie, who lacks the self-confidence that Dee possesses in abundance. Dee doesn’t need much affirmation from others.
Do you agree with the narrator’s decision to give the quilts to Maggie rather than Dee Why or why not?
Yes, I agree with the narrator’s decision to give the quilt to Maggie over Dee. … Dee wants the quilt because she has adopted a new superficial connection to her “roots.” She claims that she wants the quilt to show off her heritage. It is clear that she has no understanding of where she is actually from, though.
Why do you think Maggi would give away the quilts?
When Mama gives the quilts the Maggie, she ensures that the family heritage will stay alive in the manner she prefers. By using the quilts and making her own when they wear out, Maggie will add to the family’s legacy, rather than distancing herself from it.
How does Mama choose to solve the conflict over the quilts?
Mama chooses to give the quilts to Maggie instead of Dee even though the former had already surrendered to her sister. This was because mama realizes how Maggie had always been bullied for her docile and giving nature.
What does the narrator’s decision about the quilts signify about her relationship with Maggie?
Her desire to hang the quilts, in a museumlike exhibit, suggests that she feels reverence for them but that to her they are essentially foreign, impersonal objects. Mama understands that Maggie, not Dee, should have the quilts, because Maggie will respect them by using them in the way they were intended to be used.
Who gets the quilts at the end of the story?
In short, Maggie gets the quilts at the end of Walker’s “Everyday Use.” Mama initially promised the quilts to Maggie, but when Dee turns up on her visit home, she tries to convince Mama that Maggie will simply use the quilts until they turn into rags.
Why does Dee Wangero want the quilts what values prompt her desire Do you think her motivations are valid and acceptable explain?
It is because of the hands that have joined the tidbits of cloth together that she values the quilts and wants to use them “everyday,” and so honor the lives of love and sacrifice of her ancestors.