The Mother's View In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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In the story “Everyday Use” written by Alice Walker, we are able to fully perceive the mother 's perspective between Maggie and Dee. We are able to see both physical and psychological differences. The mother is able to fully describe the robust and distinctive personalities between both daughters. The mother has a unique way to show us how each of her daughters are completely the opposite of one another. Maggie is more of a shy girl who seems to be simple. On the other hand, Dee is more outspoken and has a higher sense of fashion.
When the story starts it seems the mother seems to favor Dee over Maggie, for example. As stated by Walker “Have you ever seen a lame animal, perhaps a dog run over by some careless person rich enough to own a car, sidle up to someone who is ignorant enough to be kind to him? That is the way my Maggie walks.” Maggie seems to have this timid and quiet personality, which seems to suit her in an even more since the incident. Although as the story advances we see how Maggie is way different from her sister, in fashion actions.
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Dee seems to be the mother favorite, the one that seems to be named more and spoken of. Dee not only has a better physical appearance than Maggie, but she also has a higher education, she went to high school and college. When it comes to appearance or in another word, physical Dee seems to have a more flamboyant style whereas Maggie seemed to lack. “Dee wanted nice things. A yellow organdy dress to wear to her graduation from high school; black pumps to match a green suit she 'd made from an old suit somebody gave
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