Heritage Essays

Heritage and Narrative Style in Alice Walker’s

Everyday Use (1973), one of legendary author Alice Walker’s most popular and often anthologized short stories, employs a unique narrative style that serves not as a device to indicate chronology of events, but for a more significant goal. The transitions between the different tenses—past, present and future—symbolize the conflict exposed in the story of a black woman and her two daughters, who are polar opposites of each other. Specifically, it tackles the discussion of the African-American heritage, used in the…

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African American Heritage

In the story Everyday use by Alice Walker, as narrated by an African American woman who is in the midst of making a decision as to whom she perceived deserving of a very important heirloom that signifies their family’s heritage. Her two daughters have no comparable qualities. Her oldest daughter Dee, who now preferred to be called “Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo” is an educated, confident and ambitious woman who now lives in the city. Her coming home was a surprised visit…

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The Old Proof of Human Craving to Preserve Heritage

Humans love their routes and even more love to bask in the glory of the accomplishment of their ancestors, and such attitude towards heritage has only manifested in modern times with the advent of museums. However, the level of wonder rises to an unbelievable degree when one discovers a piece of architecture as old as 421 BCE too clearly consolidates the above belief. That is the reason why this essay has chosen to describe Erechtheion, the building that was decidedly…

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World Heritage Analysis (ilocandia)

Directions: Considering the World Heritage Sites you will visit in the Ilocos Region (Church of San Agustin in Paoay , La Asuncion dela Nuestra Senora in Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur and the Historic Town of Vigan) find answers to the following questions by observing, interviewing, researching, etc. 1. What makes the Ilocandia a World Heritage Site? Vigan represents a unique fusion of Asian building design and construction with European colonial architecture and planning. Criterion (iv): Vigan is an exceptionally intact…

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