Education is what formalizes humans, what is hard, is to remain being educated and listen to others.  In the three short stories, “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara and “How to Date a Brown, Black Girl or Halfie” by Junot Diaz; the characters demonstrate to posses education at certain point in their lives, they feel that the situation accredits them the need to receive education from others. On the contrary, they eventually use ignorance behind the scenes. It means that they give more importance to their desires than to what they must do to prior situations.  In everyday Use, Dee ignores the sacrifices that the mother did for her and just cares about her own convenience. Ignorance is also seen when the mother most of the time highlights Dee. She puts her as the most special daughter in her life. At the same time, the mother is not interested to talk about Maggie and slightly talks about her tough out the story. In The Lesson, the ignorance of the kids towards Ms. Moore is shown in several parts of the story. From an inference point, it is to say that she does not show interest to know any of her students. Another instance, of ignoring people, could be in How To Date Junot Diaz. The author lets the reader know the way in which they think, but they do not ask the reader what is their ability to make the taught technique happen like the reader was told. It is why the authors partially show ignorance in a way or another.  They all learn a piece of information either by the experience of someone else nor about an advice.  The characters promote voice to do at certain point of the story to show that they are educating other people, even if it includes contradiction towards each other. In fact, they posses the desire of teaching others what should be taught but other may or may not consider it as the best suggestion for their lives. I think it is interesting because regardless of the situation that humans live in, they are obligated to receive education in different aspects of their lives. 

To begin with, the comparison between Everyday Use and The lesson, the narrators uses the literary element of theme to highlight the sacrifices that the mother did about Maggie and Dee. Furthermore, she potentially gave all of herself to see them to the age that they are already. She has fought many times to give them both education sacrificed even her life to see them o the point that they are. One of her daughters cares more about heritage and the other cares more about education. In “The Lesson” Ms. Moore sacrifices her time in educating some kids around the same entorn as her. Some of them are listeners, some others were not listening. However at the end of the day, they are open to receive education nor experience from someone else and not ignorance. In fact, the characters do not always value the sacrifices and dedication from other people. It takes effort to make reflect on their mistake at different perspectives.

In the three stories , the authors use characterization to remain their leadership by educating others. Yet, not always their leadership is worthy because of the actions of someone else. However, they differ from each other because in circumstances not all the characters from the story remain to have leadership in their perspective, such as Maggie when she wants to be love by the mother.

Furthermore, in “The Lesson”, and in How To Date, the authors use voice to teach other people. In The Lesson, by Toni De Chambara and How to Date a Brown, Black, White or Halfie” By Junot Diaz simile to each other. In the first story, The Lesson, Maggie is open to listen to the Mom’s advices but her Mom ignores her when it comes to be less beautiful, she uses voice to express in an educational Matter how Maggie is supposed to be in comparison with Dee. In The Lesson, Ms. Moore eventually educates the kids,. On the contrary, she uses ignorance as to listen the opinions of ones more than other who tended to disobeying her or even say bad things about her. She used voice to listen other students, by saying words to theirfavor (How To Date By Junot Diaz) . In How to Date, I would say most of the time, the author bases upon teaching the narrator about how to date. Yet a difference is that the narrator never opted to identify the capabilities of the reader but ignores and bases on his philosophy to underput the apparently lack of experience of the listener.

In relation with How To Date, By Junot Diaz, the author bases his experiences that most likely do not tend to work on everyone’s hands. 1Just because the author considers himself experienced and able to Date any women. I think it is not quite accurate because not all women in real life are attracted towards another women. Not all men feel attracted to another man and not always different sexes are supposed to commit together. It is good to give education away but with keeping in mind that ignorance should not be passed away.

In addition, it can be seen that in actual life parents invest all of what they sometimes tend to have, in order to race their kids with education and all affordable resources and comfort for themselves. 1 Yet children tend to ignore at certain stages of their lives what the parents do for them. Many of them do not thank to their parents after they are adults, just because of things that unfortunately the children were not allowed to do or parents could not do for them.

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  1. El-Hossin 3 weeks ago

    Dear Idelyks,

    I am fascinated by your literary analysis of the three stories. You summarized the three stories in a concise manner.

    One sentence that stands out for me. “her Mom ignores her when it comes to being less beautiful, she uses voice to express in an educational Matter how Maggie is supposed to be in comparison with Dee.” because it shows persistence and dedication.

    Your analysis helped me to understand the three stories better. Also, you brought a different perspective to my overall understanding of the three stories.

    I look forward to seeing another phenomenal piece of writing.

  2. Issaka 1 month ago

    Dear Idelkys,
    I was really amazed by the way you wrote your analysis about the three stories that you entitled “Learning for Life” because there are some really highlighted parts that makes your analysis really powerful. The first part is when you talked about the theme of the three stories. To be more specific you mentioned “the sacrifices that the mother made about Maggie and Dee. Furthermore, she potentially gave all of herself to see them to the age that they are already. She has fought many times to give them both education and sacrificed even her life to see them to the point that they are”. To me that is the duty of a mother to make sacrifices for her childs and be around and see what it turns out to be. The second things you mentioned is “Maggie is open to listen to the Mom’s advices but her Mom ignores her when it comes to be less beautiful, she uses voice to express in an educational Matter how Maggie is supposed to be in comparison with Dee” What you said here really powerful because so many people are more comfortable of topics that they are comfortable of talking. The third thing that you mentioned was “ In addition, it can be seen that in actual life parents invest all of what they sometimes tend to have, in order to race their kids with education and all affordable resources and comfort for themselves”. Nowadays childrens don’t realise how hard the parents work to support and so they end up not appreciating or less appreciating what their parents are doing for them. Thank you for your analysis of “Learning for Life” . I am really looking forward to seeing what you will accomplish next.

  3. Housseynatu 2 months ago

    I am fascinated with your story, because you really showed the differences between the three stories. You explained the importance of education and how some the kids in “The Lesson” were not taking it seriously and at the end they realize that a person without education it’s just a bird without wings. This paragraph really caught my attention, “In everyday Use, Dee ignores the sacrifices that the mother made for her and just cares about her own convenience. Ignorance is also seen when the mother most of the time highlights Dee. She puts her as the most special daughter in her life. At the same time, the mother is not interested in talking about Maggie and slightly talks about her tough out the story”. Because sometimes mothers do not see the sacrifice the other daughters do. They just pick who they love the most and not compare them with anyone. Most of them do not realize the consequences at the end. Mama kept on ignoring Maggie and did not care how much was hurt. Another sentence that really connected to the one on the top. Which is In The Lesson, the ignorance of the kids towards Ms. Moore is shown in several parts of the story. The kids in the “The Lesson” were not paying attention to Miss Moree. They did not see the effort that Miss Moree was putting to help them see the reality of the society. Thank you for writing this short story and I look forwards to read what you will writ next.

  4. Leticia 2 months ago

    Dear Idelkys
    I am writing to you to demonstrate my gratitude and my feeling about your story, “Learning for Life ” because your story is the one that was really sensational. Also, your story is really logical and shows more though about what the writers want to say.
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “it can be seen that in actual life parents invest all of what they sometimes tend to have, in order to race their kids with education and all affordable resources and comfort for themselves.” I think this is engaging because it explains how the parents take care of their children’s education. In addition, they offer them all the possibilities to have access to the funds and allow them to be comfortable in order to succeed. Another sentence that I was“” This stood out for me because it was really hard for Maggie who is willing to listen her mother however her mother was not willing to listen her like. At contrary her support Dee more than Maggie. I think she like to read a lot of books and writng a lot essay to improev her writing. I saw this in Africa fairy tale. Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because I really like hoew you write and devolop different lietrary element. Also, your style of writing is very incredible and let me without voice.

  5. Khadija 2 months ago

    Dear Idelkys,,
    I am Choose an adjective graceful to show you my emotion that I feel when I read your story, “Learning for Life,”. Your summary story was too emotional for me because it was much realist and had a great thought about the three stories the way that all authors describe how education is the key of life.
    One line that stands out for me is, “He puts her as the most special daughter in her life. At the same time, the mother is not interested to talk about Maggie and slightly talks about her tough out the story. ” I think this evidence is interesting because it conveys how much a mother can hide her feelings in different ways and make you think about that and get experience of life lessons. Since she is not easy for her, it can not be easy for you ,that’s why they like to put us to the test.
    Another sentence that stands out for me and it is fascinating is, “She has fought many times to give them both education sacrificed even her life to see them to the point that they are.” This stood out for me because it is true and i’m argue with you since if your mother doesn’t like you she will not give birth to you . Since it is like each to hold a baby until 9 month in your stomach if she did it is because she has objectif for you to become someone great.
    Your story helps me to understand well the three stories and one of the stories that I once read in Africa call “children like to play a lot with fire” that also talk about the abuse of children on their mother despite all things that their parents are doing with them for can succeed when they grow up. Since life is a challenge.
    Thanks for your summary of three stories. I look forward to seeing what you make next. Since I really enjoy reading your written style and it helps me to open my mind about our society even though sometimes it is really hard for us to accept everything . But I wonder if next time you can give us a deep conclusion? For more explanation, thank you.

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