She also, obeyed her mother’s request, to bounce whenever she was bullied. To bounce means to ignore and pretend it wasn’t even there. Evyn kept to herself a lot. She never told or showed people how miserable she felt about moving. When Evyn first saw Eleni, with her red lipstick, black pants, and high heels, she thought Eleni looked nothing like a college professor and a mother.
Her dad took her away from the hospital without paying and soon after her mom was letting her cook again, as she called it, “Getting right back into the saddle.” At such a young age Jeannette didn’t take any anger out on her parents and soon took interest to fire. Soon after that thought the family had to pack their bags and leave again and do the “skedaddle” as their parents liked to call it. The parents were actually running away from bill collectors and guys that their dad owed money to. The father was an alcoholic and luckily wasn’t able to be one often because of the low money situation. However he was able to get a job almost anywhere, usually in small towns for side jobs, because of how convincing he could be.
Sister sees right through her sister’s façade considering the timing of everything. Her simple comment on the matter sparks Stella-Rondo to attack by turning Papa-Daddy against her saying that she wonders why he doesn’t cut his beard (Welty). Sister makes Stella-Rondo seem powerful so she can seem like the
I think there were other reasons also, but the story points to this one in many places. First of all, Connie was not happy at home. To me Connie felt ignored by her dad and the other family members because they could give her the attention she wanted. This sort of relates to John Hughes movie "Sixteen Candles" Sam Baker struggles to get through the day on her 16th birthday because her entire family has forgotten about it and gave there attention elsewhere, to her sister wedding. Her father was most of the time at work and when he was home he didn't bother talking much to Connie.
Everyone thought she called to bust the party. If she just spoke up her problems would be gone. Her parents think that she is not talking to rebel or because she thinks it is funny. So he made an appointment with the high school guidance counselor. At the meeting they began talking about how Melinda never talks.
This is illustrated when the narrator said “she washed us in a river of make.believe, burned us with a lot of knowl edge we didn’t necessarily need to know” (24). The mother resents the education, sophistication, and air of superiority that Dee has acquired over the years. She fantasizes about reuniting with her daughter on a television talk show and about Dee expressing gratitude for what the mother has done for her. This brief fantasy reveals the distance between the two and how underappreciate the mother feels, this is the beginning of conflict in the story. The mother doesn’t understand the daughter’s life, and this failure to understand leads to her to distrust her daughter.
Working for something helps you to appreciate it more. Often times when someone receive something freely they do not trends to care for it as much. In the story, “Everyday Use”, Dee was practically had everything give to her by her mother. According to Walker, “She was determined to stare down any disaster in her efforts.”(Walker pg745) (Walker, 2007) (Hansberry, 2004) (Hughes, 2007) Dee lack respect for her mother and her feelings. Dee was selfish and only cared about want she wanted.
In the case of Connie’s mother, she rejected Connie’s attitudes because it often went against the patriarchal society's code of conduct. For example, when Connie glanced into a mirror, her mother always scolds: “Stop gawking at yourself, who are you? You think you’re so pretty?” (Oates 270). However, her mother treated June differently, by praising June all the time, “June did this, June did that, she saved money and helped clean the house and cooked” (Oates 271). June is another victim of patriarchal oppression just like Connie’s mother, a typical “house wife”.
Maggie is envious of her sisters looks and feels overshadow by her. She displays this by acting like a wallflower the whole time her sister Dee is present. However, it is Dee who does not know the meaning of the word "no" that really exhibits her sentiments of jealousy and frustration when their mother prohibits her from taking Maggie's quilt. Dee insults her sister by saying that she'd be "backwards enough to put them to every day use." That gives you a glimpse as to what Dee thinks of her sister and how she handles herself when she feels
Stella is willing to look past everything Stanley does because she loves him and that makes her the fool of the play. After finding out Stanley raped her sister she still chooses Stanley though she asks herself “what have I done to my sister?” Stella is so stuck on her life as it is that she’s not willing to accept that Stanley is not the man she once deceived herself he was and that internal conflict is what makes her a huge