Who is Wangero in everyday use?
Dee. Mama’s older daughter, who has renamed herself Wangero Leewanika Kemanjo. Dee wears a brightly colored, yellow-and-orange, ankle-length dress that is inappropriate for the warm weather. Her hair stands up straight on top and is bordered by two long pigtails that hang down in back.
How are Dee and her mother different?
She is indomitable. Dee is also strong-willed and determined; however, her determination is expressed differently than her mother’s. In fact, her mother describes Dee as “determined to stare down any disaster in her efforts.” Dee is determined to reinvent herself.
Why does the narrator want Maggie to have the quilts instead of Dee?
Mama, the narrator, ultimately gives the family quilts to Maggie instead of Dee (Wangero) because she recognizes that Dee gets everything she wants, that she’s even already claimed the quilts as her own, because they were promised to Maggie, and because Maggie is the daughter who wants them for the right reasons.
What does Dee Wangero plan to do with the items that she requests What is ironic about her request for these objects and her professed interest in her heritage?
What does Dee intend to do with the items she requests? What is ironic about her requests for these objects and her professed interest in her heritage? The objects Dee asks to have are the church top and dasher quilts. They were family made and Dee wanted no interest even though her Mom wanted to.
How has Dee changed when she arrives to see her family?
how has Dee changed when she arrives to see her family? she changed her name, and wears the hairstyle of someone who has embraced black pride. Why does Dee want the quilts? she wants to hang the quilts to call attention to her African heritage.
How does Dee differ from her mother and Maggie?
According to Mama, how is Dee different from her and from Maggie? Dee is confident. She has lighter skin, nicer hair, and a fuller figure than Maggie. She is educated, wants nice things, and rejects her family heritage.
What does Dee plan to do with her mother’s butter churn top?
What does she intend to do with each one? Dee asks to have the butter churn and she wants to use the lid for it should be a centerpiece and she wants to paint it. She also wants quilts because she wants to hang them to preserve them.