Everyday Use Essay

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As Dee pulled away Maggie looked at Mama and started to cry. What's the matter Maggie? Maggie looked at me red eyed and shameful and said " My whole life I've always wanted to be more like Dee, I wanted to look, dress and act like her, but now I realize that she's not the older sister I always thought she was. Dee has disrespected us and our family so much today I am ashamed to say that I am her sister. I used to look up to Dee so much, I mean, I knew she was kind of a brat and all but there was something about Dee that I always wanted, she was always so smart and so beautiful. But today her actions have spoken much louder than any words ever could. Mama, Dee has tried to turn our family name and traditions into an item or story she can tell to decorate her life and walls of her home with and she don't even know the true meaning of any of it." Well I just looked at Maggie surprised at what she has just said. Maggie didn't never say anything like that before in her whole life. Maggie walked inside slowly just like I described earlier like a dog with its tail between its legs, tears running down her rosy checks. Me, I stood outside under the big tree for a while longer. I guess I was just trying to take in all that had happened today. The day had come and gone so quickly and so much had seemed to happen. For the first time ever I had told Dee "no." A word that Dee thought no one in the whole world would ever say to her, especially not her own Mama. I'm not too sure what pushed me to stand up to Dee like that. Maybe it was the fact that she tried to push us, me and Maggie, her own family away the whole time she was growing up and now all of the sudden she is acting like she wants to be a part of us. But that was just all it was, just an act for Dee to try and fit in with them people she's always been trying to fit in with her whole life....

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