In the beginning chapters Megan gives birth to Carrie who was born with brown skin because her grandmother had brown skin. Megan had fair white skin, so of course this was a issue when Carrie was born. It took her four days to name Carrie because she was so depressed that her husband Jesse would not accept Carrie because of her brown skin. She also knew in her world that complexion was the key to a comfortable life. She also knew that because of her fair white skin was the only reason that she was accepted socially in the first place. She even felt betrayed by Carrie’s brown skin, which made it harder for her to demonstrate affection toward Carrie. Her place in society would change because her friends who were fair white would not accept her because of her daughters Carrie brown complexion
Her husband Jesse loved Carrie regardless of her complexion, but that was not enough because Megan had married a fair white man, she was fair white, but the DNA “reached back”
Does this mean she was not maternal? she had a child so her “hawk instincts” should have surfaced automatically. If a woman gets pregnant for the ulterior motives the love for her child is second. This is not true for all women, the same for men who hoping his partner will give birth to a boy, but when she gives birth to a girl he treats her like boy, gives her a masculine name or just ignores her through her formative years. The generational curse is broken sometimes, but many times the cycle continues.
IYBC I look forward to your thoughts and comments