The Two Sisters In Everyday Use By Alice Walker

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“Everyday Use” short story by Alice Walker is a story about two sisters with their interactions, differences and comparisons. The two sisters are named Maggie and Dee. They have been through alot together. One comparison/ difference about them is their level of education. Maggie has a difficulty seeing. She stumbles when reading. “ She stumbeles along good-naturedly but can't see well”( 79 Walker).Dee has finished education in Augusta school. “ She used to read to us without pity, forcing words, lies, other folks,...” (79 Walker). The second comparison/ difference is based on their personality or attitude. Maggie looks like an innocent child. She knows she is not bright, not rich or even not quick enough. She will marry John Thomas, who has…show more content…
that “no” is a word the world never learned to say to her” (77 Walker). They both survived the fire that burned down their house. “ She had hated the house that much” (78 Walker). Dee wanted nice things and had a style of her own. Finally, the third comparison/ difference tells us about their appearance. Thin body, scars up and down her arms and legs described as Maggie. “ Have you ever seen a lame animal, perhaps a dog run over by some careless person rich enough to own a car, sidle( move sideways in a shy, sneaky manner) up to someone who is ignorant enough to be kind to him? That is the way my Maggie walks. She has been like this, chin on chest, eyes on ground, feet in shuffle, ever since the fire that burned the other house to the ground”( 78 Walker). Dee has been always a good looking girl with neat feet, nice-black hair and a fuller figure and light weighted than Maggie. “ She was determined to stare down any disaster i n her efforts” ( 79 Walker). We can realize that the sisters were not alike and that they maybe did not have anything in common. But grandma Dee left them something special as her old quilts. Now Maggie has to be prepared to use the quilts from now and
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