Over generations people have been saying that money doesn't bring them happiness, but it for sure brings them power. Everyone seeks power and there are many ways of how people consume power. In Sula by Toni Morrison, she talks about the two girls who grew up together and became worse than enemies because of an unforgivable betrayal caused by the lack of power Sula had. Sula breaks everyone's heart getting all the power she had ever wanted and Eva becomes powerless as soon as she is forced to leave her house. As a result of the selfishness, Sula dies all alone with nothing at all.
Morrison’s authorship elucidates the conditions of motherhood showing how black women’s existence is warped by severing conditions of slavery. In this novel, it becomes apparent how in a patriarchal society a woman can feel guilty when choosing interests, career and self-development before motherhood. The sacrifice that has to be made by a mother is evident and natural, but equality in a relationship means shared responsibility and with that, the sacrifices are less on both part. Although motherhood can be a wonderful experience many women fear it in view of the tamming of the other and the obligation that eventually lies on the mother. Training alludes to how the female is situated in the home and how the nurturing of the child and additional local errands has now turned into her circle and obligation.
According to the narrator of Sula, Sula’s meeting with Nel is “fortune” because the two girls find a soul mate in one another. Both of them are “daughters of distant mothers and incomprehensible fathers” (52). Sula and Nel lack the essential affection in their relationships with their mothers and this affection cannot be found in the relationship with Sula’s and Nel’s fathers either because Sula’s father is dead and Nel’s father works at sea and is absent from home most of the time. As both girls do not find the support they need in their relationship with their mothers, Sula and Nel support each other and understand what the other one needs. The fact that neither of the girls can look for support in their families elevates the significance of their bond.
The narrator is also very protective of her mother, which can be read as an sign of affection. When other people appear to have bad thoughts about her mother, she becomes protective. “My mother is now diseased, according to the girl’s eyes, and until the moment her mother takes her and the form to the front of the auditorium, the girl never stops looking at my mother. I stare back at her.” (Jones, 30) Even though she knows staring is rude and should not be done, she is willing to break these rules of politeness to protect her mother. The narrator also values her mother’s presence quite a lot.
Mother and the little boy have become self sufficient as a result of Fathers travels. Not only has she taken on the responsibility of being the sole parent, but she also has to run Father’s business. She “could now speak crisply of such matters was unit cost, inventory and advertising. She had assumed executive responsibilities” (112). Mother’s new found business knowledge makes her feel empowered as a woman.
Here is a quote by Stevie Wonder, “If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” This is what people would usually say when they talk about their moms. Motherly love is the greatest gift which guides you and always supports you by your side. However, sometimes there are some special cases, and not every mother can be such caring and kind. For example, in William Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet, there are two characters who both play roles as a mother to Juliet. Things were probably very different back in the Elizabethan Era when the play was written, so the story happens in the Capulet’s household refreshes my understanding about motherhood back in that time.
It is a harsh world, scary and exhaustion sometimes. Through the endless journey, she consumes her real, metal and emotional power and energy for the sake of her own children’s comfort and happiness. Strangely, if asking any mother about her life as a mother? She would happily say that being a mom is the most satisfying feeling she has ever had. Most important chore in motherhood trip is to teach a child to grow up, as nothing equals the happiness of a mother when finally, she knows that she raised a successful human being.
The mother’s tone of voice was very friendly towards her kids, but also stern and firm when needed. When it was time to get onto her son or teach him a disciplinary lesson, the mother’s voice began authoritative. This was showing enough authority as a parent to control her kids if needed, but also playful and loving enough to have a proactive time with her kids. The content of the conversation between the mother and her kids was kept to the minimum, since they were more playing together than talking. The non-verbal communication between the mother and her children was the physical activities they were interacting in together.
She dictates the type of food the woman should eat. The delivered mother is a complete house wife. The woman has no house help. The mother-in-law was not giving helping hand neither would the husband because he usually leaves the house in the morning and come back at night. After listening to her, the husband was sent for.
My Mother was my protector, my guardian and my everything in the early stage of my life. She would take me on walks through mountains, wash my scraped knees, play with me till I fell asleep and deal with me when I finally woke. My mum’s love showed no bounds. I recently watched some video tapes on a camcorder of my toddler years and I loved seeing the joy and excitement on my face as my Mum twirled me through the air in her loving arms. I was a voyager and she was the launch pad into a whole new world of adventures and warmth.