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What is the purpose of Maggie in Recitatif?
Last Updated: 23rd April, 2021
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Keeping this in view, why is Maggie so important in Recitatif?
Maggie also represents the two main characters mother's. Maggie is also the last person we are left thinking about at the end of the story. She has a connection with all the characters in the story and that is why she is important. Maggie is used to represent Roberta and Twyla's mothers.
Subsequently, question is, what does Maggie represent for Twyla? In "Recitatif," Maggie represents the "outsider." The way she is treated by both the big kids and by Twyla and Roberta represents the individual whose voice is marginalized.
Also to know, what is the purpose of Recitatif?
Maggie's purpose in the story "Recitatif" is an external realization of Twyla and Roberta's internal struggles with race, abandonment and maternal figures.
What does Recitatif mean in the story?
"Recitatif" is the French form of recitative, a style of musical declamation that hovers between song and ordinary speech, particularly used for dialogic and narrative interludes during operas and oratories. "Recitatif" is a story in racial writing, as the race of Twyla and Roberta are debatable.