Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?

Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?

Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?

Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?

I’m not sure many people would rather be like Dee than like Maggie in Walker’s “Everyday Use.”  Dee certainly isn’t presented as an attractive character in the story;  Maggie comes off much more favorably.I could probably answer your question better if I knew exactly where you were coming from and what you have in mind.  But, I’ll do what I can.Maggie is a bit mousy and lacks self-confidence.  Her future will likely be limited to her home and the local area she lives in.Dee on the other hand has great potential.  She is well-educated, personable, and self-confident.  Even charismatic, possibly.  One might say she is liberated.Wow, after writing that I can see why people might rather be Dee!At the same time, however, in the world of the story, Maggie and her mother possess a dignity that Dee lacks.  They are comfortable with themselves and value their past and belongings for its and their own sakes, respectively.  They do not need to change or be transformed  to become whole.  They are already what they want to be.
Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?
Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?
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Why would people rather be like Dee instead of Maggie?
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