Dee takes photos of Mama and Maggie in front of the house, and the greetings are stiff and unfamiliar.
Due to the fact that readers are getting only one view point it is uncertain if Dee truly does exhibit these characteristics or if it is only Mama's opinion of the eldest daughter that is being forced upon us.
It is thought by some that Mama does not judge Dee, nor Maggie, accurately due to Mama's own insecurities.
She adds that Mama should try and improve, and that there is a new path for Black Americans to follow.
Maggie and Mama sit in the yard after watching them drive off until bedtime.