Mother's Love Literary Analysis

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A mother’s love can be seen as something pure and beautiful and this essay will take a closer look if that is the case in the British literature focusing on Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Moll Flanders by Daniel Defoe, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen and last but not least Sons and Lovers by D.H. Lawrence. The main question is whether the mothers in the literature love their children unconditionally or does the society they live in effect the way they treat their children. Starting off with Romano and Juliet and Juliet’s mother, Lady Capulet can be considered a cold woman who is not close with her daughter, even Juliet’s nurse has a better relationship with her than her mother. In the novel Moll Flanders, there is another type of mother, Moll, who lacks maternal feelings for her children and in some situations her children are seen as an obstacle in her life. Moving on to Pride and Prejudice the mother in the novel Mrs. Bennet is obsessed with her daughters getting married to wealthy men and in the novel, she does anything in her power to make that happen. Lastly, there is the mother who is hard to compare to the other the mothers, Gertrude Morel from the novel Sons and Lovers. She loves her children unconditionally, especially Paul, but she also has a hard time letting go of her son and that is in his disadvantage.

In some circumstances, Lady Capulet from the play Romeo and Juliet and Mrs. Bennet from the novel Pride and Prejudice can be compared. They both
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