Jeanette: Comparing Her Daughter To The Tree

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At this section of the book, the mom is comparing her daughter to the tree. The quote is the mother’s response to Jeanette’s desire to take care of the tree and help it grow straight. Jeanette is relaying the idea that some parents do everything to help their kids grown into strong, perfect ‘trees’. However, in the mom's point of view, she sees the tree that has withstood hardships as more beautiful than one that has not. She may not provide society’s idea of a perfect life for her child, but she is allowing her daughter to face adversity. Which makes Jeanette a better person because to get to the same place as the other kids, she has worked so much harder. It is Jeanette’s rough life that will shape her to be a hardworking person. It is arguable

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