Wednesday Top 5 |Favourite Maternal figures in Literature

Hallo everyone!!

Its Wednesday and yes you know it!! Wednesday  Top 5 time ^_^ (sorry ,that was so corny lol… ) So….. this was a meme created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Sam @ Thought on Tomes. Lemme get right to the list.

 

 

 Molly Weasley

Harry Potter series by J.K.Rowling

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I am going to go ahead and say it: Molly Weasley is going to feature in 90% of the WT5 memes being compiled today. The reason being, not only is she wonderfully portrayed as the nagging mother figure we all relate with but also an equally fierce and loving woman, who will not let anything or anyone (cue Bellatrix Lestrange getting slayed GIF) hurt her family. Her large heart makes space for everyone in need of a bit of love and a bear hug or two, not forgetting her wonderful cooking! Ten points to Gryffindor’s mother hen ^_^

 

 

Marmee March

 Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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Regarded as a classic book for girl, Little Women does live up to this title, by featuring one of literature’s most enduring and compassionate mother figures. She stands tall and strong supporting her family of four girls in the absence of their father. She is not the protagonist but is inevitably a central character. Yes, she is the perfect mother, wife and female and sometimes seemingly unreal. This is what makes her important. Her quick mind is necessary in improving and cultivating the minds of her daughters according to each of their own personalities, urging on positive traits and correcting the wrongs. She is teaching not only her own family but also generations of her readers the art of being female.

Note: The mom in E.Nesbit’s The Railway Children has a similar personality too! Yay for awesome moms from back then!

 

 

Mrs Bennet 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Ok, she may not be on the list of most caring and sentimental mothers in the history of English Literature, but, BUT she really is. Despite her rather nitty bitty nervous chit chat which seemingly has no filter, she has her family’s interest at heart at all times. Not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of having her daughters well settled. How can you find fault in that and who cannot not be entertained by her colouful gossips? 😄

 

Caroline Ingalls

Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder

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These books are right up there in the must-read-as-a-kid books, with amazing parental figures in Ma and Pa Ingalls. The series is autobiographical with tales of the author growing up in the the Indian Territory now known as Kansas, during the mid to late 1800’s. Ma Ingalls is a great example of the pioneer wife and is always teaching her children kindness, patience, discipline and faith.

 

 

 Marilla Cuthbert

Anne series by L.M.Montgomery

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Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert as a brother and sister living on their farm in Prince Edward Island. They decide to adopt a child, wait, I mean a boy! to help with the work. Lo and behold they are sent a spirited adventure seeking little girl who they grow to love and cherish. Marilla though unsure about this turn of events, having been thrown into a form of motherhood, shows us a different mode of parenting with her diligent hard work , sacrifice and discipline. This doesn’t mean she didn’t love Anne, if anything this only shows us how much she loves her the love that is returned unconditionally and the strength of their relationship.

Ok now I have a dire need to re re re re read all of these books *sigh* If only exams would answer themselves. Apparently not even magic can get that done. 😄

Take Care y’all,

And don’t forget to remind your own moms and mom figures that you love and cherish everything they do for you.!! ❤

 

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Wednesday Top 5 |Favourite Maternal figures in Literature

  1. Molly Weasley is my Spirit Mama. :’)

    I’m not a fan of Mrs. Bennet, not even jokingly. But I suppose she does want what’s best for her daughter and is a product of her time.

    I don’t know any of the other characters…but you did remind me to call my mom today. It’s been over a week. :s

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