The Bean Trees

Why did the narrator's mother agree to call her daughter "Miss Marietta" and then "Missy"?

the books name is The bean trees.

Chapters 1,2

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Marietta insisted upon being called Miss Marietta when she was three years old because the rich children her mother worked for were all called Miss "___." The name later became Missy......... and then changed again when she moved to Kentucky.


The Bean Trees/ Chapter 1