The Adoration Of Jenna Fox Character Analysis

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The Adoration of Jenna Fox written by Mary Pearson displays many interesting relationships, on of which is between the main character, Jenna and her grandmother, Lily. Lily and Jenna’s relationship wasn’t one of a stereotyped grandmother and granddaughter, instead, Lily and Jenna’s relationship was extremely strained. Due to how they both often outwardly expressed their dislike for each other. As the novel progressed we saw Lily help Jenna gain a better understanding of who she is and what she is. We also saw Lily sacrifice her relationship with her daughter, Claire (Jenna’s mother) as she helped Jenna go behind Claire's back. Because of this relationship Mary Pearson was able to raise many questions about whether or not a biological connection …show more content…
The animosity between the two was show multiple times at the beginning an example of this is when Jenna learned to talk Lily said “it sounds unnatural”. This showed us that instead of celebrating Jenna successes Lily was criticizing where she was failing within them. Also when Lily referred to Jenna’s voice she said “it” instead of “her voice” or “Jenna’s voice” making us believe Lily thinks of Jenna to be more of an object than a human. Another example of Lily criticizing Jenna’s mistakes is when Jenna learns to walk Lily says ‘’ Her gait is unnatural”. Lily and Jenna’s unsteady relationship was demonstrated again when Jenna said to Lily “I thought grandmothers had to like you. It’s a law or something”. This piece of dialogue once again emphasized how untypical Jenna and Lily’s relationship is. Overall this relationship raised interesting question about whether or not in real life if you should love someone you're related too just because you are biologically …show more content…
At the beginning of the novel, the both open showed their dislike for each other causing the relationship to be strained. However as Lily started, to be honest with Jenna about who she was a level of trust was built causing the relationship to progress. Finally, when Lily made the selfless decision to put Jenna’s wishes before her daughters Lily and Jenna became extremely close. Finally, Mary Pearson taught us through this relationship that you need more than just biology to be able to love someone and sometimes if you or the other person changed instead of trying to rekindle your old relationship you should focus on building a new

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