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The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor
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Sep 09, 2010

really liked it

I took great intrest in this novel because it was very easy to relate with. Although The Women of Brewster Place took place in the South, there were many similarities that i can relate with living up North. All seven women of Brewster place had some of the same character traits. One thing that these women had in common was the level of strength they maintained throughout the book. Throughout their tough relationships, lifestyles, and living conditions these seven women never gave up. It was obvious that the author Gloria Naylor dedicated everything she had to create a well detailed and passionate novel. Some of the main motifs that the book focused on were strength, disapprence of men, and overcoming obstacles. These women showed strength when the men in their lives disappared, leaving them to pick up their slack and raise childen alone. In the section Etta Mae Johnson the character Etta is a perfect example of a vulnerable but strong women. The description of the novel make it clear that Etta wants to seem invisable and be ignored, but in reality she wishes to be loved. This novel tells about the life of African American women and in my opinion does it in a very believeable way.
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