Mama Day Themes

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Family/Identity

The theme of family and identity is crucial in the novel. The Day family is at the center of Willow Springs with its strong lineage; however the origins are lost to history. The true identity of Sapphira Wade is lost, as is the nature of her relationship with Bascombe Wade. Still, it is likely his blood that runs through her descendants’ veins, as some children, such as Cocoa, have light skin and eyes. It is this paleness causing Cocoa’s crisis of identity, even though she has a strong and loving family.

George has no family, yet he has a strong identity, as he was taught to live in the present and rely only on himself. Still, he longs for connection, which is why he is tempted to stay on Willow Springs where he feels accepted, and why he longs for several children of his own.

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