Francie's Discovery In A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

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“Francie’s discovery” The moment an infant is born their lives have already begun, they are growing up and they are being molded into a beautiful masterpiece. Maturing is simply inevitable… how someone does so is the life-long journey we all take. Francie lived a good life, but seemed to have been missing something. She never received the love and support that most children desired growing up. Therefore, throughout this novel – A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith -- Francie’s adventure of encountering her need for love is revealed. Beginning with the reason why, her fall to discovery and her realization. A mother’s love is an extremely important part between a mother-daughter relationship. However, the moment a son entered the scene…show more content…
In the midst of her break from college classes she meets a gentleman, who is older than her, named – Lee Ryhnor. Recalling, the young Nolan girl’s childhood, how Katie found herself favoring Neeley more and Francie noticed gradually. Present day, father has passed, evenings are lonely, and she is unknowingly searching for a certain someone. Lee swept Ms. Nolan away with his charm and she was perfectly content with the situation. The anonymous narrator shares with us saying, “And he asked for her whole life as simply as he 'd ask for a date. And she promised away her whole life as simply as she 'd offer a hand in greeting or farewell.” (450). With how willing she was with Lee, it turned around to bite her in the rear. Discovering he had a fiancée back home… she was heart-broken. She was so open to believe and to love because, of the minimal attention she had gotten in the most important moments of her life. Although, she has stumbled, it is rather obvious she will conquer and locate what is best for her, due to her natural personality and…show more content…
Perhaps, a solution in our future? With the heart break of Lee she had a desire to write Ben Blake. Mr. Blake was a tremendous help through her college classes; right before departing he told her to write him whenever she needed him. Francie was just about to write a letter for comfort when she had a realization; she said to herself, “No! I don’t want to need anybody. I want someone to need me… I want someone to need me” (466). Even though, Ben was an upright gentleman, it did not matter. Now, that this is clear to Francie and she knows what she wants, perhaps her following steps will become easier. Ms. Nolan is destined for greatness. She does not need anyone – that would simply be a perk to her lifestyle. Ben Blake does not need her, but he indeed wants her. Whether good ol’ Francie will find that someone who desires her or maybe, after figuring out who she is a little more, she will marry Ben. Only time will tell, but at least Francie discovered a new idea for
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