Ama Ata Aidoo captures the dynamics of sisterhood in her story "Two Sisters." Sisters often form opinions about the others actions. Connie believes her sister Mercy's relationships are sinful because she is a general's mistress. Mercy, on the other hand, believes Connie is a hypocrite because she lets her husband cheat on her. She allows her husband to "behave the way [he does] instead of seizing some freedom [herself]" (90). Her husband is aware of her knowledge of his adultery, but they joke about it. Connie is more concerned that Mercy is other woman in another person's life. Aidoo does not say which person is wrong or right in this story. She does not condone the actions of either sister, but equally portrays each side of the argument. Sisters are supposed to step into each other's lives when they believe the other's actions are wrong. They do it because they love and care for each other, and this love is evident through the pleas and tears shed from Connie.
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