Mama In Alice Walker's Everyday Use

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Mama, who is the narrator of the story, stood in the yard while waiting for her daughter Dee’s arrival. Dee is the object of jealousy and agitation among her family members. She is like anybody else who searches to find who they really are. Mama knows that her other daughter, Maggie, will be self-conscious of her scars and burns. She also struggles with jealousy, due to the feeling that Dee has an easier life. Maggie is a nervous and unstable individual; she is a figure of purity, unstained by selfishness or complex emotional needs. Since she was burned as a child, people are not able to see her generous and sympathetic nature. People look at her scarred and “ugly” appearance and judge her instantly. Mama never had any type of education higher
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