The speaker of the poem is somewhat possessive, the word 'mine' suggesting ownership. The relationship between mother and daughter is explored further by the speaker's reference to her mother's life before her birth: I'm ten years away from the corner you laugh on with your pals, Maggie McGeeney and Jean Duff. (ll.1-2) The poem is divided into four stanzas, the first two deal with events before the speaker's birth. This surprising idea implies a certain inevitability; the way the mother lived was bound to end. However, these first two stanzas could also portray a closeness between the two, as the child has knowledge of her mother's earlier life, knowing her friends names.
Analytical Essay on “I Stand Here Ironing” “I Stand Here Ironing” by Tillie Olsen, is a story about a mother's struggle to balance the demands of raising children and having to work to make ends meet during the Great Depression. The story’s primary focus is on the relationship between the narrator, a mother, and her first child, Emily. Throughout the story, the narrator reflects on the decisions and mistakes she made while raising Emily. The narrator was detached from Emily almost completely during her younger years, but she desires an emotional connection to her, like she has with her other children. She also wants Emily to have a better life than she had.
Mother’s love is a difficult concept to define; it has been felt throughout ages, with sacrifice, understanding, friendship and spirituality. Love has no barrier for age. You can love and be loved at any age. From the time you are in your mother’s womb you get the love of your parents. The love of a mother especially is a love that has no boundaries.
We know her state of mind in the last year of her life i.e. Hughes’ betrayal and all. She realizes it with bitterness never experienced earlier, but the phenomenon of betrayal is sought to be hid on her part from her mother. She continued to write to her mother that she “has everything in life, I’ve ever wanted: a wonderful husband, two adorable children, a lovely home and my writing” (Plath, LH 458). This is the dialectic part of her poetry.
When my parents decided to get a divorce, I was left with my mom. My father moved to Norwalk, Iowa, which was about an hour and forty-five minutes from me. I visited him very rarely, and I came to the belief that he didn’t want anything to do with me. While now I know this isn’t true, as a child I couldn’t fully understand that my father couldn’t control how often he saw me because of his work schedule. While living with my mom, I was deprived of the attention that a seven-year-old needs.
The author uses voices in the essay while remembering what her mom and dad were saying to her about memories of each other. So in other words, the author remembers what her parents said to her about each other and includes their voices in the essay. She also includes what she remembers exactly from her parents. "If it wasn't for you two, my mother told us, I could be off somewhere else". The quote obviously shows that this is what she remembers her mom saying.
There is a deep connection between the child and mother and this means there always be that relationship that will keep them together. The poet Allama Iqbal explains this relationship very clearly; how it’s the most important relationship in mankind and one of the most esteemed. To a child the mother is everything and a child will always look to his/her mom when he/she needs something. When a child is born it doesn’t know anything about its environment, the only thing a child knows is his/her mother’s breast. That’s the most familiar place for the child and that’s where he/she finds food and pleasure.
“How easy it is to read this body’s language / or those gestures we’ve come to know—the raised thumb” (7-8), the authors exemplify about the body’s language (“The raised thumb”) that can be considered in many meanings. Nevertheless, Trethewey was struggle against her mother ambiguous gestures, that was not enough to understand the full significant information. Also, she was usnable to understand what her mother tried to tell her because her mother was died: “That day not long before her death” (12). In addition, Anderson (2008) claimed, “The speaker reflects, “What matters is context” (15). When all a person or society has left as testament to a life are memories, even the best-preserved recollections will be missing part of the complete picture.” Trethewey was being in the moment of regret and doubtfulness about her mother’s motions and words while she was writing this poem.
Maternal love is incomparable and possibly the strongest love that a person, in this case a woman can feel for an individual. Judith Wright undoubtedly illustrates the difficulty and the depth between a woman and her child. Fortunately, the love of a mother can never be replaced because it is true love that goes beyond the physical and emotional meaning of it. The fact that it starts to develop when the child is just a seed, makes it the most sincere and pure out of all.
One critic who agrees with these claims is Emily Toth, whom of which wrote an essay that was included in Kate Chopin Reconsidered: Beyond the Bayou. Toth states that half a dozen of Chopin’s main characters are suddenly widowed, and she wrote about these deaths as if it were cheerful for these characters to lose their husbands. Much like when Chopin lost her own husband. Chopin wrote in her diary that her husband’s death and the death of her mother is included in this, gave way for ‘real growth’ in her life and work. Toth also wrote in her essay that The Story of an Hour is the story of Kate Chopin’s mother Eliza, though changed.