Good and Bad Mothers. Amelia E. Barr Presentation by: Jasleen, Bhavraj, Kristen, Natasha, Nikita & Kainat.
Amelia E. Barr
Presentation by: Jasleen, Bhavraj, Kristen, Natasha, Nikita & Kainat
Edna not willing to make the ultimate sacrifice and so, according to Barr’s statement Edna will immediately be labelled as a bad mother.
The readers begin to recognise that Edna is unable to handle the societal and natural structures of motherhood, she does not want to be known as the wife of Leonce Pontellier, therefore she seeks for individuality and independence.
The adjectives used to describe a mother create a very wholesome figure.
Astark contrast to the title of the novel ‘the awakening’, as the topic does not involve anything ‘holy’ or ‘lasting’.
Reading on from the first quotation Barr describes the ‘anti-mother-woman’: “selfish” “philanthropists and scholars” “moral failures, and bad mothers”.