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Everyday Use Essay

527 words - 3 pages

Trying to make a decision on whom to give the family quilt to, the mother has to take in consideration who deserved them the most, and who is going to put it to better use. Magie has an emptiness inside of her that needs to be filled. Dee, the older daughter, is into herself and her life and doesn't need material things.Magie is a quiet and shy person. She looks up to her sister but not like most younger sisters usually do with their siblings. She on the other hand is jealous; Anything her older sister had that she doesn't makes her feel lower and lower. The mother said "Maggie will be nervous ...view middle of the document...

Dee is very different from Magie. Dee is an extremely conceded person .She has no family values at all. She is known as the popular one in the crowd that seems to want all of the attention. If Dee were to receive the Quilts, she would of just put them on the wall and forgotten about them. Dee really never wanted the quilts; she just wants to have her way. Dee getting everything she wants is important because the more things she gets the less that Magie has, and this is how Magie is who she is.The mother of the two girls seems to be in an unstable state. If she was ok she would have no problem figuring out who should get the quilt. With two daughters that are very different people the mother neglect to realize at first that Maggie is in desperate need of security and love. Mother finally concludes that Magie should have possession of what she desperately wanted.Maggie finally achieved something. She is now so happy and she, for the first time has something her sister wanted and didn't get. Maggie my be changed forever or she my be the same. Now Maggie has heritage to look back onto and make her become a stronger person based on where she came from. Dee said to Maggie, "It's really a new for us. But form the way you and mamma still live you'd never know it." Maggie in fact is going to be different from now on and her sister is backing her up in doing so.

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