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How might Marguerite’s relationship with Mrs. Flowers have changed Marguerite’s relationship with her grandmother? Include details from the selection in your response.

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She mentions Bertha Flowers, probably the most prominent and graceful of Stamps' black citizens; she is proper and kind, and Maya admires her very much. But, she is ashamed at her grandmother's display of bad grammar when Mrs. Flowers is around; Maya thinks Mrs. Flowers is too good to talk to someone who doesn't know how to speak perfect English, and wishes her Momma could do better. Maya is enlightened by Mrs. Flowers and, in the end, sees her grandmother for her beautiful traits rather than traits like bad grammar.