A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by

Betty Smith

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Sarah Character Analysis

A baby girl, born to Lucia, whom Aunt Sissy illegally adopts. The little girl eventually becomes known as “Little Sissy.” While Sarah is still in the womb, Sissy gets the idea of feeding her Sicilian mother a diet of Irish-German food so that the baby will not “be so much of an Italian.” It is heavily implied that Steve, Sissy’s third husband, is the child’s father.
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Sarah Character Timeline in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The timeline below shows where the character Sarah appears in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 34
Gender, Sexuality, and Vulnerability Theme Icon
...really have a baby, but she remains committed to her story. Sissy christens the child Sarah, but everyone calls her “Little Sissy.” (full context)
Gender, Sexuality, and Vulnerability Theme Icon
Romanticism vs. Pragmatism Theme Icon
Katie is the only person whom Sissy tells the truth about Sarah. As a result, Francie finds out, too. Katie also tells Johnny, who then uses it... (full context)