INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LITERATURE

INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN LITERATURE.

 

  • Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker.
  • “Half and Half,” by Amy Tan.

 

QUESTION  1

 

Do you agree with Mama’s decision to give Maggie the quilts, even though she’ll use them and wear them out?

 

Is Dee a sympathetic character to you?

 

QUESTION 2

 

How does Bing’s death relate to Rose’s conflict with her husband?  We’re supposed to be seeing some kind of connection there; what do you think it is?

 

 

QUESTION 3

 

Why is Rose so insistent upon others taking control and making her decisions for her?