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    Who are the women of Brewster Place? Mattie, Ciel, Etta Mae, Kiswana, Cora Lee, Lorraine, and Theresa. Each of these women will tell their experience while living in Brewster Place, a big brownstone blocked by a brick wall on a dead end street. Mattie is the mother figure in the apartment building. Mattie grew up in Tennessee , where she lived a sheltered life with her mother and over protective father. One day Mattie and Butch Fuller, a man her father despised, went to pick sugar cane. Butch seduces

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    Unfulfilled Dreams and Deferring Closure In her critical essay, “Dream, Deferral and Closure in The Women of Brewster Place” Jill Matus writes about the theme of unfulfilled dreams as it is portrayed in Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place. Matus’s main argument about this theme can be summarized as her belief that Naylor uses the dream described at the end of the novel as an out— an end that allows her to not commit to one conclusion or other; a deferral of closure, if you will. A reader

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    (Introduction): Throughout her novel, The Women of Brewster Place, Ms. Naylor emphasizes the importance of sister hood by showing how the women are strengthened by their relationships with one another and proving that men are not necessary to their survival or happiness. Thesis: The strengthening of women through other women is illustrated by Mattie's role as a daughter to Miss Eva, a sister to Etta Mae, and a mother to Lucielia. PARA 2: Miss Eva Turner plays a vital role in Mattie's life

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    Most characters in The Woman of Brewster Place by Gloria Naylor possess dreams of moving on to a greater place; the significance of these dreams inspire these women and give them something to work towards. The idea of dreaming or having a dream is mentioned multiple times throughout the story. It’s actually mentioned at the very beginning. “For Marcia, who gave me the dream Lauren, who believed in it Rick, who nurtured and shaped it And George, who applauded loudest in his heart”, this simply implies

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    The drama focuses on seven women who live in a tenement building on a walled-off street named Brewster Place. Each in her own way struggles to overcome the hardships of poverty and the disappointments of shattered dreams. Oprah Winfrey plays Mattie Michael, a survivor who nurtures the women in this community even when she is hurting inside. Jackee plays

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    The Women of Brewster Place is presents the stories of seven ladies. Each story deals with an individual character, while the last story points out the entire community. In the novel, each character has an individual story to tell to the readers. Their stories reflects the troubles and sufferings of the Black women. Brewster place was an imaginary place created by Gloria Naylor. It was located at the dead end street. Brewster place is separated from the rest of the town by building a huge wall. The

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    politics have publicly welcomed the LGBT community into society; however, African Americans still struggle with homophobia in their community. In the novel The Women of Brewster Place, one of the lesbian characters, Lorraine struggles with society’s perception due to her sexuality. Lorraine and Theresa is the lesbian couple of Brewster Place. Lorraine is more sensitive to people’s harsh comments and judgments on their relationship unlike Theresa, Lorraine’s partner. Lorraine is a kind neighbor and works

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    novel, The Women of Brewster Place, consists of many characters and many great themes, though, only one character in particular sticks out the most: Mattie Michael. Since the longest individual chapter focuses on her, readers get a glimpse at Mattie’s life, struggles, and how she got to the unit known as Brewster Place. With her constant recurrence throughout the novel, readers come to understand her importance as she is the strong-willed, backbone, and main ebony phoenix of Brewster. Mattie Michael

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    Gloria Naylor's novel The Women of Brewster Place is centered on the themes of homelessness and interpersonal relationship among the members of the Afro-American society. The characters of this novel reside in a same ghetto and each character has a different story to tell according to his/her dreams and experiences. The destitute and the deprived people lead their life with the driving force of their dreams. The migrants of the black South America have a dream to steer ahead to reach a next level

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    Each person has their own stereotypes that best define them. In The Women of Brewster Place, the main characters have their own stereotypes that help them become more powerful and overcome conflicts. Mattie presented herself as a mother, where she cares about everyone and help them deal with issues and questions. Cora Lee on the other hand, acts as a child; she is immature and impatience. Etta displayed as an adviser who knows what she’s doing by arguing and telling people what she consider right

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