In the "Everday Use"; how would describe the narrator's feelings about her daugther Dee? About her daughter Maggie?

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Given that the story is told through the mother's perspective, we see two very different women through her eyes, and certainly two very different impressions of these women.

Dee is the ambitious, beautiful, popular, and driven daughter.  Mrs. Johnson's day dream of meeting Dee on a TV show and having her daughter pin an orchid on her dress (a gesture of thanks and acceptance) show that she both loves her daughter very dearly, and resents her a little.  She feels rejected by...

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