Eng1121 (Prof Scanlan)
In New York Day Women the author shows how life is like for immigrants and how they adapt.It is about a Haitian mother and a haitian daughter and they have to adapt to American lifestyle.The mother keeps a lot of traits from her Haitian culture but the daughter is adapting quickly.This shows that the daughter is showing more effort to adapt but the mother is hesitant to adapt and she isn’t showing as much enthusiasm to adapt.A example of the mother keeping parts of Haitian culture is when she told the daughter yo give up her seat to a pregnant woman or a old woman.this shows that the daughter obeys the mother to show that she has respect for her.In the story the mother and the daughter have a relationship where they don’t see eye to eye and they disagree about a lot of things but they have a relationship where they have a understanding with each other.
The author wanted to show that when immigrants move to America they have to adapt to American lifestyle.It could be hard for some of them but for other immigrants they put more effort to doing that.Through this story this story is centered around the daughter and the mother and how they act to each other.The mother and the daughter had a shaky relationship at first but they improve on that and they have a better relationship.In the story the daughter’s ethics has changed because of the respect that she has for her mother. At first she was willing to give up her seat sometimes but at the end she is willing to give up her seat all the time. The mother started to adapt to American lifestyle and she lives like a usual New Yorker.This shows that the relationship that the daughter and the mother has grows and becomes more special as they have love to each other