November 22, 2003
The poem “Sadie and Maud” by Gwendolyn Brooks compares the different life path that two sisters took. The story begins by telling how Maud went off to college and Sadie stayed home. She describes how Sadie was a wild girl. Sadie also had two children out of wedlock. Her family was very ashamed of her. Then Sadie died and her two daughters went on to be just like her. Now Sadie and both of her parents had passed away. This left poor Maud, who went to college, all alone. She spent her whole life trying to make her parents happy.