How could the East and West End in Maniac Magee be compared and contrasted?

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Maniac Magee stumbles into the segregated town of Two Mills. He has no idea that the town is segregated and does not even see the difference between black and white.

Maniac used to live with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan, who are in a sense segregated as well. They hate each other but will not get a divorce. Therefore they get two of everything in the house and rarely see each other.

This situation mirrors Maniac’s experiences in Two Mills. East End and West End are basically the same. Maniac constantly tells people from each side that there is no difference between East and West End. His experiences with Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan help him see the futility of segregation and the damage it can cause. When Maniac suddenly can see the difference between black and white people, it represents his loss of innocence.

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In the town of Two Mills, the East End is black and the West End is white.

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