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Summarize the narrator's point of view of her Irish in-laws at the beginning of the story. Summarize her views at the end.

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The narrator's Irish in-laws consist of her son-in-law, his mother, and his brothers. Early in the story, the in-laws keep speculating aloud about how Sophie, the narrator's granddaughter, could have skin so dark. After all, her own father is Irish, so they assume that an Irish father and a Chinese mother would produce a child with a tone somewhere in the middle. Instead, Sophie's skin is even darker than her mother's. They try to placate their Chinese in-laws with...

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