The Color of Water Essay | Essay

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Color of Water, An Analysis and Review

Summary: Reviews the autobiographical text, The Color of Water, by James McBride. Describes the formatting of the chapters. Analyzes the character of Ruth. Provides a story summary.
The color of water's chapters is interestingly divided. Ruth and James write each chapter alternately. I chose Chapter five and six to analyze and contrast their voices. Chapter 5, The Old Testament, which Ruth wrote covers the times when she lived with her family in Suffolk, Virginia. Ruth's father opens the "Shilsky's Grocery Store", which destroyed any private time or family life. The store became everything to her family and store was their life. Also, Ruth reveals the sexual abuse done by her own father, which can be clearly observed that those years were the worst for Ruth.

Chapter 6, The New Testament, written by Ruth's son James explaining their church life and Ruth's religion. Ruth considered religion as the most important factor while raising her twelve children on her own. So when Billy a bright kid couldn't recite a single verse from the bible she beat Billy's butt. Ruth...

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