Class Prejudice In The Story 'Everyday Use'

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Class prejudices can have a negative effect on a person’s judgment. Poverty deprives people of common necessities like food, clothing, shelter and clean water. Poverty is the lowest form of class or status a person achieves in their standard of living. Poverty can deprive people of opportunities to learn in order to obtain better employment and enjoy the respect of fellow citizens This type of dilemma is clearly seen in the story “Everyday Use” where the main character Dee is seen treating her family unkindly. She speaks down on the way she was brought up as well as her ancestral ways of living. Dee feels that poverty has been in her roots far too long and that she needs to better herself. An attempt to better herself has created

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