American Literature Short Stories

American Literature Short Stories

“Everyday Use,” by Alice Walker.

“Half and Half,” by Amy Tan.

Read the following questions that pertain to the stories you have read by Amy Tan and Alice Walker. Respond with one detailed, substantial post. Your response should be a solid paragraph, not just one or two lines. In your answer, include examples, such as short quotes from your reading.

  • What do you think is the main conflict for the main character of each story?
  • How does each character resolve the conflict?
  • How does each character’s ethnic background influence her decisions?