Relationship Between Parents

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Nicolle Brown
The relationship between parents and grandparents are never the same but leave always leave a lasting memory no matter the situation. Rather it’s good or bad it has a lasting impact on our lives through the years as we read in these two stories. Even though the writers had two different experiences they both had lasting memories that will stay with them. In the essay “The Color of Love”, the writer Danzy Senna tells the story of her grandmother who was also a writer but they were as different as night and day. Her grandmother was Irish but from the country’s Protestant elite who married a lawyer from America fell in love and had a daughter from this union. Her daughter fell in love with a black man and had three children which didn’t sit well with the grandmother who preferred that her daughter would have married her own kind. Even though the grandmother had black grandchildren she was still a racist. Danzy wanted to love her grandmother but the differences between them was very strong and put a strain on their relationship. Danzy grandmother was also an alcoholic who let her feeling come out about her granddaughter and her relationships. Like on night when she asked her “Do you have a man?” and then asked “What is he?” to find out what his race was. But one day their relationship came to a head when Danzy heard her grandmother yelling at the cleaning lady and Danzy stepped in and told her grandmother “Don’t you ever talk to her that way” and that slavery was abolished long ago. Her grandmother than thought this had everything to do with race. Danzy told her this was about respect and they had an argument that marked the beginning of a whole new relationship. Danzy started to visit her grandmother more even though her grandmother did things that still angered her they had more of a relationship up until the day she died. It was Danzy, her mother, and her aunts that were there until the end. In the essay “Once More to the Lake” The writer E.B....
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