Summary Of The Color Of Water By James Mcbride

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Throughout “The Color of Water”, James Mcbride experiences a life questioning about his mother and who they really are. Mcbride seeks for answers that he can’t find which leads them to search elsewhere. As the story goes along, James meets Aubrey Rubenstein in which he learns that he has answers towards his family. James always wanted to know why his mother never answered any of his questions. For example, “ She picked that life for herself and she lived it, that’s all,” (McBride 227). Rubenstein tells James that the life his mother chose was for the best of her children. McBride soon realizes that everyone should be happy since they’re still alive. He learns that life should be lived to the fullest. “There’s such a big difference between

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