The First Day Edward P Jones Summary

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Mothers always want the best for their children they just have a funny way of showing it sometimes. “Mother knows best” a quote that everyone hates to hear but knows is true becomes evident in the short story “The First Day”.In “The First Day,” by Edward P. Jones, Jones explores the idea that people with the least come to know the importance of something more than people that have it through his thoughtful use of imagery, the setting, and how he portrays everything through the perspective of a child. ____ Through the use of imagery, the sense of desperation show through into the story’s meaning. Jones portrays this in the things the mother does to start the day. Such as how the daughters hair had never lasted through the day and she smells

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