Compare And Contrast Maggie And Dee

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Sisters with Different Aspects In the short story “Everyday Use” Maggie and Dee are two sisters but are different from each other. Both have different personalities such as things they have faced throughout their lives. The sisters grow up together with their mother by their side, but they both grow up with different things on their minds. Maggie is a girl that contrasts herself from her sister after she had an accident: “she will stand hopelessly in corners, homely ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awe” (166). She does not feel confident in herself after what had happened to her as a little girl. She has a different personality from her sister whether it be in characterization, …show more content…
When the fire accident happened her mom had her feelings about Dee ‘“hated the house that much, I used to think she hated Maggie, too” (167-168); she doesn’t know what really what was going through Dee’s mind so she made sure what was right for her and Maggie. Dee is immature towards her mother “we raised the money, the church and me, to send her to Augusta to school” her mother sends her because of everything that happened since the fire accident. Dee had moved away from her mother and sister she went on with her somewhere else and her mom was worried about her, “no doubt when Dee sees it she will want to tear it down, she wrote me once that no matter where we “choose” to live, she will manage to come see us” despite what she had faced she still loves her mother and …show more content…
Her mother tells her something about the quilts and it bothered her “Maggie can’t appreciate these quilts!, she’d probably be backward enough to put them to everyday use,” Dee was being a very rude and disrespectful person towards her mother and talking about her sister like what she can or cannot have. Her sister knows that her mother would give her those quilts “Maggie by now was standing in the door, she can have them mama, like somebody used to never winning anything, or having anything reserved for her” Maggie hears the things her sister is saying about her but, doesn’t say much about it because Dee always gets her way to anything she wants or desires to do. In conclusion, Maggie and Dee can be different from each other, but, they still love each other as they love their mother the same way. Even though, everything they been through they stick with each other no matter where each of them were, but they do have a lot of changes between them because they don’t see each other as much such as Dee because she had moved away from her mother and sister. Both the girls and their mother were happy to see each other after not seeing each other for awhile, and did enjoy Dee’s visit after they moved into the new house they were

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