Tuten condemned her using a strong word and she said that is superficial.
In other words she implied that Dee is all about the outward appearance and yet unable to fathom and appreciate what is deep and real.
It is wrong for her in not encouraging Maggie to reach for the stars.
She seemed justified in her actions because of Maggie’s injuries but even with a disability a child must go to school.
Is it possible that Mama and Maggie will not be able to come out of the house because the place is all muddied and they can even walk to buy their food?
On the other extreme Susan Farrell disagrees with the worldview of Mama and Maggie and instead favored the forward-thinking attitude of Dee.
Tuten’s made some valid arguments but she must also consider the importance of progress.
It is being overly romantic to keep on wishing that the old days will not pass away.
There is no indication that Maggie is retarded and so it begs the question why she is attached to her mother like a cat’s tail to a cat.
On the other hand Dee must learn to value family and traditions.