The Twelve Tribes of Hattie Themes & Motifs

Ayana Mathis
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Motherhood

Motherhood is an obvious theme in The Twelve Tribes of Hattie since central to the story is the fact that Hattie is the mother of many children. The book is structured to tell the story of each of her children in a way that reveals how Hattie is a mother to them. Some chapters, although titled after the name of a child is not about the child at all. For example, “Ruthie” and “Ella” are not at all about Ruthie or Ella but about decisions that Hattie makes as their mother.

Hattie’s motherhood is portrayed in many ways. It begins with the joyful mother of Philadelphia and Jubilee. She revels in her children and dreams of seeing them grow-up. Then she is the mother who is desperately trying to save her children’s lives. When her children are dying in her arms, she still thinks...

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