Ambuya and Aunt Chipo from Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer are two very different people who don’t have many things in common besides being related and religion . Ambuya is a very loving and caring person, she loves all until you give her a reason not to. Aunt Chipo is just very mean and cares only of her perfect daughter and her self, and wants Nhamo out of the picture. Ambuya is a modern and traditional person but Aunt chipo is all traditional. The relationship between them has love, hate, and is sometimes tense Ambuya shows favoritism to Nhamo and that just adds to Chipo jealousy and anger toward Nhamo.
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All she cares about is her own daughter so Nhamo is kicked to the curb. Like when Nhamo was little she spilled porridge,
Once, when she was younger she dropped a pot.
The scalding porridge spilled over her feet.
She screamed. The other villagers ran to help her.
They blew her skin, but in spite of their care Nhamo’s
feet have blistered and scarred . “Such a shame!” cried
Grandmother. Aunt chipo only remarked “Yes, but
what if it happened to Masvita.” (pg. )
Aunt Chipo hates Nhamo and that is only because her mother Renako was always shown favoritism toward and Nhamo ‘stole’ the attention from her daughter. When Nhamo and masvita were born Aunt chipo was expecting some favoritism from having a baby but Renakos child was born first so Renako got even more attention from Ambuya. As soon as Renako died Nhamo was taken to Chipo and she practically gave all the work to Nhamo to make her pay for her being born first.
The difference in belief is difference between Chipo and Ambuya is that chipo is completely on the traditional side of things and Ambuya has the traditional way of things but believes in modern ways. Aunt Chipo thinks that all girls should practically be sold to their husband by her father or the man of the house in which she was living but grandmother thinks that girls should be able to choose their husband and not be able to be demanded by spirits as Nhamo was. Also Ambuya feels that girls should be strong and have a mind of their own and not to just do what their husband tells...