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Mother by Grace Paley

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Sofie Stikbakke

on 19 September 2014

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Transcript of Mother by Grace Paley

Language
- quotation marks in her direct speech
Symbols
- the title of the story: mother.
- Lack of person identification
- door and doorway: nor in or out of her daughters life.

Sources
Grace Paley and summary
- born 1922
- The story is told by the daughter

Characters
Content
- Author and summary
- Characters, theme
- Stylistic devices, language, symbols
- Sources

Mother by Grace Paley
Stylistic devices
- rhetorical question: what will become of you?

- 1.person point of view, daughter
- Girl: Dynamic, regular teenager, distant -> regretting, regular adult
- Mother: Adjusting to new society, wierd(?), trying
- Father: Represents another time period

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Paley

http://www.enotes.com/topics/grace-paley/critical-essays/paley-grace-vol-129
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