Whitney Dale -Journal 6

Whitney Dale

ENG 1121 (Prof. Scanlan)

Journal 6



Reading “New York Day Women” by Edwidge Danticant the speaker tells a story that focus on a mother and daughter of a Haitian family. The family had moved to New York where the story token place at. Reading the story the daughter was shocked and surprised to catch her mother walking around Manhattan because her mother would never leaves Brooklyn. according to the narrator the mother was afraid to take the subway which then die Suzette worried. However, as she finds her mother in Manhattan she then followed her around and as she was doing it she started to remember the younger version of her mother.

For an example she remembered when her mother asked her “would you give up her seat for an old lady like her”. At the beginning of the story she says she would give up her seat sometimes but not all the time. Then in the end her response changed, due to the motivation, appreciation, and respect for her mother. To see the hard work she puts in daily and end up finding out that her own mother was also working hard without her knowing.

In the end I feel like the relationship between her and her mom will always be a growing relationship.

1 Comment

  1. Professor Sean Scanlan

    Whitney, thanks for your journal. Good summary.

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