Yo's Character Analysis From 'The Mother'

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Yo’s Character Analysis In the story “The Mother” from the book ¡Yo!, written by Julia Alvarez, the mother in the story disciplines her children in ways most people would consider abuse. Through all of the trauma, this chapter shows that Yo is confident, unique, and intelligent. In the beginning of the story, the mother explains how Yo enjoyed the company of the maids in the Dominican Republic: “She seemed to like to hang around them more than she did her own kin, so that if she had been darker, I would have thought she was a changeling that got switched with my own flesh and blood” (PN). This quote shows that Yo is different than most children. Any normal child would much rather play with toys in the presence of their friends than hang around
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