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The main point of the article deals with the examination of the mother-child relationship of Violet and Rose Dear and Joe and Wild as well as how the loss of the mother figure causes the displacement of the childs developing self Both Joe and Violet sought to forget and find their lost mothers through denial and substitution The author of the article states Jazz is thus a story about the wounding and healing of unmothered children In her first point the author of the article starts with Violet She brings up the description of Violets private cracks She uses a long quote however Ill shorten it I call them cracks because this is what they were Not openings or breaks but dark fissures in the globe light of the day In truth there is no foundation at all but alleyways crevices one steps across all the time Sometimes when Violet isnt paying attention she stumbles onto these cracks p22-23 OReilly goes on to discuss Violets splitting into two persons who inhabit one body One is called Violet while the other is termed that Violet The second one is a younger self she is supposedly the real Violet In this section the author delves into Violets background and the stories she heard of Golden Gray Through Violets grandmothers stories she is taught that whiteness and maleness automatically come with love and happiness The other thing that her grandmother teaches is that although she was forced to leave behind her daughters the love which should have been for them was given to the white boy with the yellow curls Its as though she used the golden boy as a child replacement for her daughters The author states Her Violets desire becomes not only to love Golden Boy but to become him It is not until the end of the novel that she realizes that she had such a desire to be white However she decides Now I
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