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Unformatted text preview: situation. Also in the story the youngest Daughter Maggie shows these same characteristics in the way she is self conscious about the way she looks and walks, the results of a fire she was caught in during her childhood. Maggie is always aware of the burns she has on her legs from the fire and is extremely insecure about people being able to see them. This fire is also symbolic of slavery in how it strips from the slaves everything they have and the effects or ‘scars’ are forever seen by the people that were dehumanized by it. The fire takes the only thing that Mama has which is her house with the possessions she holds dear to her and leaves her with nothing but her family. The effects of slavery are strongly portrayed throughout this very short story but the author does an excellent job of showing the reader these harrowing effects....
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course AML 2600 taught by Professor Culp during the Fall '09 term at Tallahassee Community College.
- Fall '09
- Everyday Use, Maggie, youngest daughter Maggie, Ryan Wisneski AML, main characters flaws