Maggie In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Beginning with Dee, the story clearly expresses how Dee was “lighter skinned, has nicer hair, and a fuller figure” than Maggie who is the very reserved young daughter. Mama also describes Dee’s feet as she’s getting out of the car as “neat looking” and “like God himself had shaped them with a certain style.” However, this is not the case with Maggie. The young daughter was scarred from the house fire, and left with burns affecting her vision. The house fire not only scarred her body but is a big contribute on why she is so withdrawn. Mama does not visually describe Maggie in the same way she did Dee. Such as “she knows she’s not bright. Like good looks and money, quickness passed her by” is how she is depicted. Maggie is more of a reflection
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