What does Maggie say about the quilts?

What does Maggie say about the quilts?

When Maggie thinks of the quilts, she remembers how she was taught to make them and uses them because she believes that that is what her grandma would want her to do. In contrast, Dee believes that the quilts should be displayed rather than used so that they will last and be able to be passed on for many years.

What does heritage mean to Maggie in everyday use?

Maggie’s concept of her heritage is personal, she learned how to quilt from her grandmother and she has an important connection in making the quilts a piece of her heritage and the quilts mean a lot to her because of the people they represent. Dee does not have a personal connection with the quilts.

How does Maggie feel about Dee?

Maggie’s relationship with Dee is rife with jealousy and awe. Mama recalls how Maggie had always thought Dee had been gifted with an easy life in which her hopes and desires were rarely, if ever, frustrated.

How does Mama change in everyday use?

Mama has changed because she confronts Dee for the first time and defends Maggie; things change for Dee because for once she does not get her way with her mother; things have changed for Maggie because for once, she gets her share.

What does Dee mean when she calls Maggie backward?

When Dee calls Maggie backward, she means that she is uneducated and ignorant whereas Dee herself is educated and knowledgeable. While she was away getting an education, Dee changed. She decided to name herself Wangero and became more interested in her cultural heritage.

Why does Mama raise the money to send Dee instead of Maggie to school?

In “Everyday Use” why does Mama raise the money to send Dee, instead of Maggie, to school? It is also possible shy Maggie may not have wanted to go to school because of the burn scars that cover her body and that Mama believes have caused her shyness.