She learned valuable traditions and their history from her family members. In contrast to Maggie, Dee is in college and couldn’t wait to leave home. She always had ambition and goals that she had set high. Mama’s relationship with Dee is not close, but she dreams of their bond rekindling. As she waits for Dee’s arrival, she thinks about TV shows where the “mother and child embrace” and then the “child tell how she would not have made it without her help” (Walker 155).
Brave Orchid accepted the fact that her daughter visited her only once a year because she needed her distance. Brave Orchid turned off the lights to let her daughter sleep and said, “‘You must go, Little Dog’”(108). This obviously touched Kingston emotionally. The more mature Kingston now realizes that her mother loves her, although she never really says it. “The world is somehow lighter.
She has been my side ever since I was born. Lorena has always been more of a mother to me than my own mom. Of course she never planned on having another kid in the house I was very lucky she welcomed me with her arms wide open. My grandma has been a preschool teacher aid since before I was born. I was really nervous to go to preschool but my grandma was right there by my side to keep me comfortable because she was my preschool teacher aid too.
Mama dreams that she meets up with Dee on tv and they join together in a big hug. One day, Dee when finally comes to visit Mama, she notices how her daughter has become the polar opposite of the daughter in her dreams. During the trip, Dee displays to Mama that she cares very little about her family and desires only for things that will benefit herself such as the old antique quilts. Though these quilts have been offered to Dee before only now does Dee realizes how these quilts could benefit her life. However, these quilts had now been promised to Maggie after she gets married.
In the novel All Over but the Shoutin’ Rick Bragg shows the love and devotion of what every mother should have through his mother. The only woman that Bragg truly cares for and takes time out of his day is for his mother Margaret Marie. Bragg tries to do the best for his mother and tries his best to make her proud of him. Bragg learned early in life that his mother strived to give her children everything possible. For Mrs. Bragg her children are the reason she wakes up everyday and tries to make a better life for them.
It is what a true mother-daughter bond is supposed to be like. When Dee and the mom were arguing over the quilts the narrator said “like somebody used to never winning anything, or having reserved for her,” which is something that mama has a favorite daughter and she lets Dee have whatever she wants without letting Maggie have anything. It seems like mama wants Dee to be happy when she comes down so she will want to come home. Mama even was going to call her by her new name instead of not going to she tried to because it comes off as Dee is her favorite daughter which is why their mother-daughter relationship is different from Maggie 's and mama’s relationship. Even when Dee took what she wanted like when she just went through mama’s things without asking her.
By her first worrying for them and then after showing relief when the husband and child come home. The Mother’s status in My Mother Never Worked was just as mighty as Calixta’s, but with a stranger presentation. This was accomplished by the present-time narrative in the beginning and end of the story by her daughter. Which reflected on how important the woman’s actions were so amazing to the family and really drove the point home for the reader. Womanhood was a strong theme in the two essays as well.
Both women value their children before anything, they strive to nurture them and make them well-rounded good people. In addition, both women lack a father figure for their children during the duration of the novels. However, they both provide discipline to the household. For example, Lena lectured Walter for giving Willy some of the insurance money. In addition, Rama reprimanded her three kids when she caught them smoking cigarettes.
In conclusion, children who want to see their aging parents happy, they always try to give their parent best atmosphere .Which they only can get at home .However, children should think about their aging parents what do they really want? They only want professional care or a better and happy atmosphere with their family’s every day. It is not necessary children should take care of their elderly parent, but we really need to think about it because parents work their entire lives to support their family and we owe them a lot. So, in my opinion children should be responsible for their aging parents.
The only one that hasn’t left my side and I know is always going to be there for me is my loving mother. When my mother was a senior in high school, she found out she was pregnant. Before then, she was always out with her friends at parties, skipping school, and not taking school serious. Therefore, she is so strict on me because she doesn’t want me to make the same mistakes. For example, any day that I go out she has to know where I am going or who I am going to be with, and she makes sure that I am pursuing in school.