How does the revelation of Moms hiding food from her children and the

How does the revelation of moms hiding food from her

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1.How does the revelation of Mom’s hiding food from her children and the outrageous explanations she offers advance our understanding of Mom? How does Walls’s placement of this revelation affect the impact of this section? 2.How do Dad’s and Mom’s reactions to Erma’s death characterize them? 3.Analyze Dad’s reaction to Erma’s death. What idea about family is Walls possibly introducing? 4.What does Walls accomplish by juxtaposing the episode of her being molested by Stanley and the springtime floods? What character trait of Mom’s do the two juxtaposed episodesemphasize? 5.Explain Jeannette’s reaction to the comment made by the man who drives her and her drunk father home. What exactly offends her? What does her reaction suggest about her growth and maturation? 1.What character trait does Walls stress by telling us about Mom’s decision to keep the ringBrian found? When did Walls first give these quirks of her mother’s? 2.How has Jeannette’s outlook toward her family evolved? What evidence does Walls provide to suggest this evolution to the reader? 3. Section 14 reveals more about Rose Mary’s relationship with her mother. Explain their relationship and its probable impact on Mom’s parenting style. Section 14 reveals that Rose Mary cared for her mother, as she was sad that Dad sold her mother’s ring. It doesn’t talk much about their relationship, so it is hard to say how it impacts Mom’s parenting style.
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