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Maggie And Dee In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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In the short story, "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker, two sisters named Maggie and Dee are raised in a shack house, yet only one of the sisters values their humble beginnings. The eldest sister, Dee, is pretentious, Materialistic, and has no respect for her family. For example, Dee says, '"Maggie can 't appreciate these quilts!" she said. "She 'd probably be backward enough to put them to everyday use." ' Dee thinks that because she has received more education and made something of herself she knows best which makes her much different than her sister. Maggie is so humble and kind that she accepts defeat and does not even defend herself. For example, "...she said, like somebody used to never winning anything, or having anything reserved for
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