Mother's Day in Literature
- Feminist Theory & Studies
- Isolation and Exile - Theme
- Mother's Day: History
- Women - Female Characters
- Women Writers
A Mother of Five - Bret Harte
Read "A Mother of Five," by Bret Harte.
A Mother's Lament for the Death of Her Son
Read "A Mother's Lament for the Death of Her Son" by Robert Burns -- Scotland's greatest poet.
Ah, Woe is Me, My Mother Dear - Robert Burns
Read "Ah, Woe is Me, My Mother Dear" by Robert Burns -- Scotland's greatest poet.
Emily Dickinson is one of the most mysterious writers in literary history. Although she was a literary genius, only eight of her poems were published in her life, and she lived a secluded existence.
Infant Sorrow - William Blake
Read "Infant Sorrow," by William Blake.
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Read "Little Women," by Louisa May Alcott.
Read more about Marmee, in Little Women.
Mary Wollstonecraft & Mary Shelley: A Famous Mother/Daughter Pair
Mary Wollstonecraft, a pioneer in feminist thinking and writing, gave birth to Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in 1797. Her mother died soon after childbirth due to a fever. How could this have influenced Shelley’s writings? Although her mother did not live long enough to influence Shelley directly, it is clear that the Wollstonecraft and the ideas...
Mother and Babe - Walt Whitman
Read "Mother and Babe," by Walt Whitman.
Mother Holle - Brothers Grimm
Read "Mother Holle," by the Brothers Grimm.
Mother o' Mine - Rudyard Kipling
Read "Mother o' Mine," by Rudyard Kipling.
Mother's Day -- What the Writers Say -- Quotes and Sayings for the Day
What do the writers have to say about Mother's Day? From Edgar Allan Poe to Washington Irving, read what famous writers have written about their mothers.
Mother's Day Proclamation
Read "Mother's Day Proclamation," by Julia Ward Howe.
Books about mother-daughter relationships are filled with the joy and tragedy of growing up, finding love, overcoming disaster, and all the other stuff that life is made up of. Read more about mothers and daughters, with these books.
Mothers in Literature
Mothers are an important part of our lives. They bring us into this world; and they've played important roles in literature--both as the mothers of famous writers, and as characters in our favorite novels.
My Mother's Bible - George Pope Morris
Read "My Mother's Bible," by George Pope Morris.
The Mother of Oedipus: Destined to Sorrow
Oedipus married his mother and murdered his father, but there are other characters in the tragedy. Jocasta was the mother who lost her son, husbands, and even her life.
Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood - Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
Read "Thou Mother with Thy Equal Brood," by Walt Whitman.
To My Mother - Edgar Allan Poe
Read "To My Mother" by Edgar Allan Poe.
Troubled Mothers in Fiction
What could troubles mothers in fiction? An event or crisis that might have seemed small evolves until it is no longer possible for her to ignore or forget it. Does the trouble come from love, violence, sex, money troubles, loneliness, inner turmoil, or despair? Read more about these few troubled mothers in literature.
Mothers in Books and Literature
Who are the mothers in literature, and how do they affect the plot? Mothers like Anna Karenina, Edna Pontellier, and Emma Bovary are all memorable mothers in literature. Mothers, like Gertrude, are not always the most prominent characters in the novel or play. Why are they so unforgettable?