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The Child Who Favored Daughter Summary
Alice Walker

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The Child Who Favored Daughter Summary

Characters

Father

A black father who is outraged and overcome with memories of his dead sister, after discovering his daughter's affair with a married white man. The father was in love with his sister and his love becomes a source of agony when she runs away with his white master and becomes that man's lover. This event poisons him the rest of his life toward all women. He is hateful, scornful, and distrustful of women. He treats the worst the women who love him the most. Due to his unfounded jealousy, he beat his wife until she was crippled. His wife ends up killing herself to escape him. His daughter reminds him of his sister in looks and personality; although his sister is dead, he gets the two confused. Her father kills her in the end, his jealousy too much for him to handle.

"Daughter" (the father's sister)

"Daughter" is...

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