Symbolism In The Color Of Water

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In the Color of Water by James McBride, Ruth and James both grief over Hunter Jordan’s death in different ways. Hunter is James stepfather but he sees him as his real father because he was always in his life, until he passed away. Ruth didn't care to communicate much with others. She wouldn't even talk to her neighbors. She was a white women in a black neighborhood, so i take it, she didn't have much respect. Ruth griefed by riding her bike and playing the piano. Whenever she rose her bicycle, it drove James insane. James says “The piano I didn't mind, but the bicycle drove me crazy” (5) because it was a really antique bike. It had been around for years. She rode the bicycle as a way to remember him because Hunter rode it on the

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