The women in both the novel Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat and "Sister Flowers" by Maya Angelou were very interesting characters. Although both stories took place in different countries you could still see the similarities in the women 's characters. In both the novel and the short story you could tell that the women were all loving, encouraging and education-minded.
First, you could tell the women in both stories were very loving. Sophie loved her Tante Atie very much. On mother 's day, Sophie made her aunt a card with a carefully attached flower, to show Atie how much she meant to her. Later, when Sophie learned she would have to leave her aunt and head to New York she became very upset. Sophie did not want to have to leave her aunt behind. Sophie 's aunt Atie was also heartbroken by the news that her niece would have to leave her soon. Atie had been raising Sophie ever since her sister Martine left Haiti for New York City. Atie also showed a lot of love for her sister Martine. Even after Martine left Sophie in her care, Atie never spoke ill of her. Instead, she often told Sophie stories about her and Martine as girls and was always reminding Sophie that Martine loved her too. Momma in Mrs. Flowers was loving as well. She knew that her granddaughter Marguerite was struggling so she enlisted the help of sister flowers to help give Marguerite guidance and advice. In my life, I have a woman named Elba. I have known her since I was a child and she 's a very caring woman. I have watched her raise her grandchildren with the same love she gave her sons. She is also an awesome grandmother to her many step grandchildren. She was there for me as a teenager when my mo...
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...ral generations worth of life experience. She told Marguerite there was a difference between ignorance and illiteracy and that there were people in the world with no formal education who were just as smart and smarter than some college professors. Education has always been important to my mother. She was always correcting my English when I spoke. She would say I needed to make sure I spoke correctly, especially since English is not my first language. My mother is extremely happy with my decision to go back to school and it makes me happy to see her so proud.
Breath, Eyes, Memory and "Sister Flowers" both take place in different countries. The relationships between the women ranged from mother to daughter, aunt to niece, and mentor to mentee, but these women were loving, encouraging and education-minded. All women should support each other the way these women have.
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