Symbolism In The Color Of Water

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In the story “Color Of Water” Ruth and james both change when Hunter died. James became the opposite of what he was. He began to snatch purses and he would smoke as much as he could with his friends. “ Which we smoked in as much quantity as possible. I snatched purses” (McBride 9). James also shoplifted and he robbed a drug dealer once. “ I shoplifted. I even robbed a petty drug dealer once” (McBride 9). James dropped out of highschool eventually because he would skip school and he was failing all his classes.

While ruth in the other hand, she was more disappointed. Like she had lost hope. Ruth was silent most of the time. Most of the time spent riding her old fashioned bicycle and playing the piano. “ My mother took up two new hobbies:

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