Why won't Dee bring her friends to visit the family's new house?

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Dee's mother knows how much Dee hated their first house. It's curious, isn't it, that Mama and Maggie got caught in the flames when the old house burned down—Maggie actually did sustain burns which have left scars—but Dee was already outside watching the house burn? One might wonder if Dee actually burned that house down. Mama seems to associate Dee with fire (whether intentionally or not): she says that, as a child, Dee "burned [them] with a lot of knowledge we didn't necessarily need to know," and she even compares Dee's orange and yellow dress to "the light of the sun." Maggie, on the other hand, wears a "pink shirt and red blouse": the colors of skin that has been burned. It's as though...

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