How does the following passage from "Everyday Use" contribute to readers' understanding of Maggie? "'Aunt Dee’s first husband whittled the dash,' said Maggie so low you almost couldn’t hear her. 'His name was Henry, but they called him Stash.'"

This passage contributes to readers' understanding of Maggie by showing that she knows and cares deeply about her family's history. She isn't just interested in the family artifacts, as her sister Dee is; she is interested in the stories of the people who made them. This shows us that Maggie's view of heritage is quite different from Dee's and that Maggie's interests are less materialistic and more sentimental.

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This passage contributes to our understanding of Maggie because it shows that she is a person who knows—and who cares to know and remember—her family's personal history. Her sister, Dee, does not know the family stories. Dee only wants the objects she grew up with because she hopes to take them home, show them off, and do something "artistic" with them, despite the fact that her mother and sister still use these things on...

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