Maggie In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Maggie is an extremely reserved girl who has an older sister named Dee. "Dee is lighter than Maggie, with nicer hair and a fuller figure." (10). She has horrible burn scars all over her body from a house fire, she can't walk well, and is thin. She is a very homely girl who respects, and remembers, her family's culture, values, and history. Maggie dislikes and is afraid of Dee, yet envies how "perfect" she is. She feels like Dee hates her because Dee left her and their mother in their house to burn inside instead of saving them, which stemmed Maggie's hatred towards her. Maggie also said to her mother "Mama when did Dee ever have any friends?" (11). This can be interpreted in two ways. One is that she used a sarcastic tone, meaning that
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