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A mother-daughter relationship is very crucial in a girls life It is widely known that if a girl doesnt have her mother to turn to for everything she will most likely turn to her friends Mama the narrator of Alice Walkers Everyday Use sees her daughter Maggie in a different light for the first time As head of the household Mama or Mrs Johnson believes that family legacy and heritage rise above everything else She has worked hard to give the best she can to her two daughters Uneducated but with common sense Mama has dreamed of having a fairy tale relationship with her older and pretty daughter Dee They differ in appearance personality and ideas that concern the family artifactsTheonly thingMaggie and Dee share in common is the fact that they were both raised by the same woman in the same home Mama loves both of her daughters However when she describes Maggie the youngest Mama describes her in harsh terms Maggie is not as attractive as Dee Her description includes shyness limitations uneducated and unsophisticated After being burned horribly in their home fire Maggie suffers from her injuries She is scarred and almost ugly to the outside world She is a thin and awkward girl Hermother notes good looks and money quickness passed her by para 13 line 4 Furthermore she carriesherself like someone with low self-esteem she will stand hopelessly in corners homely and ashamed of the burn scars down her arms and legs eyeing her sister with a mixture of envy and awepara 2 line 1 Even the way she walks is reflected in Mamas description of Maggie feet in shuffle with her chin on her chest and her eyes on the groundpara 9 line 3 On the other hand Dee is an attractive woman Her mother describesDee as having nice hair and a full figure para 10 line 1 Dee takes pride in her appearance She dresses in fashionable clothes
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