Maggie Mallison

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Display Name: 
Maggie Mallison
Sort Name: 
Mallison, Maggie
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
Stevens
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, January 1, 1889 to Tuesday, December 31, 1889
Biography: 

Twin sister of Gavin Stevens and mother of Chick Mallison, Maggie is married to Charley Mallison. Lively, articulate, and energetic in her several roles as wife, mother, and twin sister, she is also intelligent and humorous and at base a kind person, as we see when young Linda Snopes comes to her home for Sunday dinner. She also has a clear vision of her fellow Jeffersonians. For example, of Eula Snopes, Maggie says, "The ladies of Jefferson dont care what she does. What they will never forgive is the way she looks. No: the way the Jefferson gentlemen look at her" (50). In response, Charley says, "Speak for your brother . . . I never looked at her in her life," and Maggie retorts, "Then so much the worse for me . . . with a mole for a husband. No: moles have warm blood; a Mammoth Cave fish" (50).

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Identified as "Maggie Dandridge Stevens" in Intruder in the Dust.
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 
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