The Grandmother And Granddaughter

Hello! The grandmother and granddaughter in this short story are nameless; we only know the name of the grandmother's daughter, Sylvie. The story makes it obvious that both the grandmother and granddaughter do not get along. We soon find out why: the grandmother had Sylvie out of wedlock and had a hard time accepting Sylvie.
...the swaddled package meaning no more to her than an extra anything, something store-bought, something she could take back for a refund.
The grandmother knows that Sylvie came to be from a union of lust - 'there was no love in the begetting.' Before Sylvie dies, she gives birth to a daughter that the grandmother thinks is just like her, who 'would carry the ...

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to have some fun of a sexual nature, at the expense of the grandmother and granddaughter. The grandmother drives hard and manages to evade the men who are on their motorcycles, but not for long. They eventually make a run for it into the woods and hide under the Greer cottage dock. Both submerge themselves, but the dog makes too much noise. The grandmother is forced to drown the dog for both their sakes. The men eventually go away, but not after some heart-pounding moments.
As to whether either the grandmother or granddaughter is a more sympathetic character, I imagine that choice would depend upon perspective. As a suggestion, you may decide to make your choice based on your own sense of which character you most closely relate to.

The grandmother

The grandmother knows that she will always feel great sadness for the way things have turned out for both her daughter, Sylvie, and her granddaughter. She cannot live in the past; only the power of the present is in her hands. ...

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Added: 10/8/2019 09:41:48 PM
Submitted By: jasogf
Category: Creative Writing
Type: Free Paper
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