Sunday, May 10, 2009

Worst Mothers in Literature

In honor of Mother's Day, there's a fun post here with a top 10 list of the "Worst Mothers in Literature." I haven't read all of the books on the list, but for those I have read, I definitely agree that these mothers were far from admirable. Thanks to the "chick manifesto" for bringing this list to my attention.

Thinking about this list, it seems easier to find/remember the "bad" mothers than the "good" ones. While the good mothers are there in literature, it seems that there's a big trend to have the protagonist suffer either by losing his/her parents (especially the mother) or by having a mother that is "bad" either through bad actions or through indifference/ignorance.

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