Due Wednesday, December 12th Explanation: Before reading Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use,” we read in Walker’s biography section that she “portrays the clash between generations that sometimes resulted from rapid change.” You are going to write an essay in which you compare and contrast Mama and Dee/Wangero, but you are also going to compare and contrast your parent’s/guardian’s generation to that of your own. We will compare and contrast technologies used, attire/appearance (clothing, hair styles, etc.), and the general beliefs/outlooks on life.
General Essay Outline:
Close it out
Discuss that the world is always changing
Discuss that generations will always be different
Consider when you have kids and how that generation will be very different from yours.
Keep in Mind: To do the first part of this essay, you will have to reread sections of the story and provide specifics. Also, you might have to talk to family members or look at old pictures if you do not have information on differences in your generation and theirs. Also, the better you complete your organizer, the better your essays will be.