Conflict In Maggie And Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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Conflict is also another important thing in this short story. Maggie and Dee represents a simple conflict in this story. Mama gets her two daughters involved in the conflict when she is trying to decide which daughter will get the quilts. Alice Walker states, “Maggie can’t appreciate these quilts! “..”She’d probably be backward enough to put them to everyday use” (Walker 6). This quote clearly shows, there is a competition between sisters for their mother’s love and who will get the quilts. What Walker really means is that Dee see these quilts as a symbol of materialism and there are not quilts for everyday use but to exhibit in someone’s home as a decoration. Another conflict in the story is when Mama confronts her daughter Dee and tells her
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