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“The Other Family” Character Sketch - Mother
Throughout the story, “The Other Family” by Himani Bannerji, the mother demonstrates many traits that contribute to her unique personality that sets the mood of the story. Despite having many attributes, one that is evidently highlighted is that the mother is an insecure person. The story starts off with her saying “[w]hat did I do, she thought, I took [my daughter] away from her own people and her own language, and now here she comes walking alone, through an alien street in a country named Canada” (Bannerji 1). When someone reflects on their actions, it usually shows that that person is doubting something. The mother is questioning her own actions and feels responsible for the current situation their family is in when she says, “[s]he could feel the unfairness of it all. She [is] sorry that she [is] putting such a heavy burden on such young shoulders” (2). More so ever, conflicts occur later in the story when the mother shows her strong sense of ethnicity. When her daughter shows her the drawing of their family, “[the mother’s] face set[s] into an expression of anger and sadness” (2). She strongly points out the fact that: “[her, ...


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