How Does The Grandmother Influence Anna Of Byzantium

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In the historical fiction novel, Anna of Byzantium, written by Tracy Barrett, the author acknowledges that the grandmother, Anna Dalassena, influences Anna Commena in the way she acts and thinks. The author demonstrates this influence in the following quote, “I’m sorry mother,” I said. “I will need my grandmother to help me rule when I become empress” (Barrett 54). In the novel, the grandmother and the mother force Anna to choose either the grandmother or the mother, and Anna ultimately goes with the grandmother. During grandmother’s teachings, she overwhelms Anna with the fantasies of wealth and power and instills a growing influence in Anna. Through these words, the author shows that the grandmother has a large part in Anna’s mind and that
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