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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 Matties role as a daughter to Miss Eva a sister to Etta Mae and a mother to LucieliaPARA 2 Miss Eva Turner plays a vital role in Matties life by taking her in during her loneliness and destitution and treating Mattie and Basil as if they are her own familyPARA 3 The sisterhood between Mattie and Etta Mae is illustrated by each womans willingness to help the other through their most trying timesPARA 4 Ironically Mattie is a more effective mother figure to Ciel than she proves to be to her own son Conclusion Mattie touched the lives of Ms Eva Etta Mae and Lucielia The role Mattie played in each womans life was critical Mattie has will always be an African American woman whose words and actions are grounded in reality Together these women do what one woman could not do aloneremove pain The Strengthening of Women through Other Women in The Women of Brewster PlaceGloria Naylors book The Women of Brewster Place focuses on seven black female residents of the dead-end street Brewster Place and the interweaving of their lives As they cope with living in a racist and sexist society they encounter further abuse from their own husbands lovers and children One of the main characters Mattie Michael brings love and special attention to the lives of many of the women of Brewster place She is a rich cocoa woman who defies her overprotective to take man who was pure temptation Pregnant and disowned she makes the instinctive decision to live without a man and invest all her love back into her child Gottlieb 1483 However the spoiled
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