The Short Story 'New York Day Women'

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The short story, “New York Day Women” tells the story of a young woman who follows her mother through New York one day. Throughout the course of the story, the narrator witnesses her mother doing several things that she never knew her mother did. Context clues drawn from the story allow readers to define a “day woman” as something along the lines of a house wife or a stay-at-home mom. The narrator insists that she has never seen her mother in the type of neighborhood where she works, she also claims that her mother never shops outside of their hometown, Brooklyn. The narrator is confused as to how her mother got out of Brooklynn because she is afraid of taking the subway. Likewise, the narrator is curious about what her mother is doing because
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