The Characters In Ruth Mcbride's The Color Of Water

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Ruchel Dwajra Zylska; A quite, week, scared, lost, indivisual coming from an orthodox jewish family. A family that has shunned her and pronouced her dead for following her heart and being with a black man, to being sexual molistation by her own father at a young, age to almost going into prosotution, transforms into Ruth McBride a reborn Christian,stong, brave, independent loving single mother of 12. Rasing them almost all on her own and having them all go to colledge and have them later become docters and lawyers and become secessful in life. Ruth the mother of James McBride arthor of The Color of Water. Has gone through many hard ships and learned many lesson in her life probably one of the most strong indivuals i 've have ever read of in …show more content…
Tateh Ruth 's father was a jewish rabbi, a very bad one and rasict one if I might add. Ruth 's parents are only together because it was arranged by jewish contract enforced by jewish law. As she quotes in chapter 3, Kosher, “My parents marriage was put together by rov, a rabbi of high order who goes to each of the parents and sees abouthe dowary and arranges the marriage contract properly according to Jewish law, which ment love had nothing to do with it” (page 15) Rruth hits toward the fact that there was not much love in her house her father had just used Ruths mother to get to America. Ruth proves this buy saying in chapter 3 “Kosher” “mama was his meal ticket to America, when he was there he was done with her.”(page 16) and she didnt really have many happy memories with her family and the only ones she did was were around christmas time with her mother who had sufferd from polio at the time. Insted of love there was more like order in her house dictated by her own father who was not much of a father or good rabbit himself. She supports this by stating in the chapterd titeld 'Kosher”, “But a child in my family didnt ask questions. You did what you were told. You obeyed, period” (page 18). Her fathers repeated attemps and failures to make a living as a rabbi ment that her familyt had tom movie

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