The entire structure of Mama Day is fitting to the telling of multiple love stories entertwined. Like the most heartfelt episode of Seinfeld ever Gloria Naylor doesn’t tell a love story, but rather lays out in detail the events of everyday life for all of the central characters. In the process the love stories of the characters are all told at once. The most obvious example is the relationship between George and Cocoa (arguably
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odd structure allows love to become a universal theme in this book. An easy one to understand because we have all experienced it to some extent, but a hard one to display. How does one explain to others what they feel inside when the strength of the feeling chokes all common sense and logic? How do you even begin? Well I believe the novel began “YOU WERE PICKING your teeth with a plastic straw-” (Naylor 13).