What did Douglas know about his family, and what else did he want to know?
What did James find out about his mother regarding her qualities?
He knows extremely little about his family. Douglas’s mother died when Douglas
was just seven years old, and he had seen his mother just four to five times before her
death. They had such a little time to meet because his mother was slave and needed to
walk a really long distance in order to see Douglas, living with his master when he
was still young. About Douglas’s father, Douglas listened from some unreliable
whisper stating that his master was his father, but such whisper could not be believed
no doubt because children of all slave women, by law established , should all cases
follow their mother’s condition. To fulfill the master’s wicked desire to take this
advantage and meanwhile fulfill their evil lust, these masters will therefore took
sexual intercourse with these slave mothers. If the Douglas’s master had done it was a
mystery, so Douglas could make sure if his master was his father.
Douglas wants to know the information about himself because he, a slave, knows
very little about himself. For instance, every white boy can speak out their birthday
and age, but Douglas can never do it because he had been made ignorant by his
master because his master wanted to control his slave, Douglas, forever. Indeed, to
rule the slave ever, every master never let their slaves to learn how to read and write,
and deemed that slaves asked about their parentage or anything about themselves
In The Sky is Grey, James found out that his mother was a brave woman with deep
love about her children and “male chauvinism.” For instance, James loved his mother
but never expressed his emotion to his mother since his mother didn’t like “crybaby
stuff.” At the end of the story, James felt so cold that he turned up his coast collar, but
his mother turned it right back because she didn’t want his son seemed like a bum.
These events showed that his mother possessed “male chauvinism.” In addition, she
was brave because she heaved the pimp at the time when the pimp philandered her.
As a women with three kids, James’s mother knew that her kids will have no parents
care about them if she had any accident. However, she still defended her pride by
teaching the pimp a lesson, and such action revealed that she was brave. Also, even
though James’s family was woefully poor, his mother still bought James’s some cakes
and milk and just left herself a cup of coffee when both of them feel cold and hungry.
Such behavior pointed out that she really cared about her sons.