Silver Sparrow By Tayari Jones Essay

1260 Words Nov 6th, 2015 6 Pages
The novel Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man’s deception, a family’s complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Dana is the secret daughter while Chaurisse is the legitimate daughter. The novel presents a wide variety of instances where intersections between gender, race, or class influence a character’s life. This novel shows how the identity of people change through the course of life and how it affects their interaction with other people in life. Dana is the daughter of James Wtherspoon and Gwendolyn. As Dana grows older, intersections between gender, race, or class cause her identity to change over time and this affects her relationship with her father ,her paternal grandmother, Miss Bunny and her mother Gwendolyn . Every girl wants to feel loved by her father. At a young age, Dana grew up without the love of a father. James Witherspoon is the father of both Dana and Chaurisse because he married Gwendolyn even though he was still legally married to Laverne. This is known as bigamy. “My Father James Witherspoon is a bigamist”, said Dana (1). This was the confession of worried girl whose father, James Witherspoon though married to Laverne still went ahead to marry another woman named Gwendolyn. This act had a huge effect on the life of everyone in the book but most noteworthy was the devastating effect it had on Dana. Every child needs to feel loved by their father but this was a…

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