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The book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn written by Betty Smith is the story of a young girl that grew up in a poor family in Brooklyn Along with the young girl Francie lived her alcoholic father Johnny her hardworking mother Katie and her lovable younger brother Neeley In the book an observation was made of a tree that grows in Brooklyn The book described it like this No matter where its seed fell it made a tree which struggled to reach the sky It grew in boarded-up lots and out of neglected rubbish heaps and it was the only tree that grew out of cementsurvives without sun water and seemingly without earth P 34 Francie could be compared to a tree that grows in Brooklyn in that she grew without many necessities that other young girls grew up with just as the tree grew without the necessity of sun and water To begin one necessity that Francie grew up without is love from her father and mother She knew that her mother would never love her the same way she loved Neeley She lived her whole life knowing that her mother loved Neeley more than she loved her so she was never showed what a mothers love was like I am going to love this boy more than the girl but I mustnt ever let her know thought Katie P 94 The only love she saw from her mother towards her children was what she observed from her love towards Neeley She did receive love from her father though but that was only for the short time that they spent together After Francies father died she could no longer experience that love All she had were the memories and so she grew up seemingly unloved To continue adequate food and shelter was another necessity that Francie grew up without having Francies family was very poor so many times they had to go for periods
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