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The mother-daughter relationships between Annie John and her mother fluctuate from love friendship and admiration to annoyance and a state of near-hate Annie John shows almost no similarities to Ma chess while Annie Johns mother shows a few Before Annie grows up and is required by her mother to learn the mannerisms needed to be accepted as a proper lady in this colonial English society Annie loved her mother The two take baths both regular and obeah together while mother Annie washed her daughter and herself While her mother cooks lunch or dinner Annie is quoted as saying I was ever in her wake Kincaid 17 showing that she wants to be exactly like her mother constantly following her around the home and doing as her mother does Out of total admiration for her mothers beauty during lunch with her mother and father one day Annie thinks When my eyes rested on my father I didnt think very much of the way he looked But when my eyes rested on my mother I found her beautiful Kincaid 18 Annie then continues to describe her mother in many different ways all with a loving tone describing almost every single feature beautiful As the story continues and Annie begins to reach an age at which she is required to act much differently Annie becomes confused as to why her mother has suddenly stopped showing affection and caring Annie feels almost betrayed when while showing Annie how to fold and store sheets Annies mother says Of course in your own house you might choose another way Kincaid 29 Up until this point in her life she has never actually believed that she would have to live away from her mother This is a beginning of a new era where Annie actually begins to move away in spirit from her mother When Annie starts her new school in a new building with new people she also acquires a
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