Top Ten Tuesday - Mothers in Literature

Monday, May 15, 2017

Thanks to the wonderful folks over at The Broke and the Bookish we have a Mother's Day Freebie this week! I have decided to share with you 5* literary Moms/Mother Figures that I absolutely LOVE in literature...These women have strength, grace, compassion, and such an overwhelming LOVE for their children. You will probably recognize MOST of these mothers. 

*Because I am tired and can't come up with anymore tonight haha!

Who are some you your favorite literary moms?

Molly Weasley

Mrs. Weasley gained a lot of my respect throughout the series.  She really must have been an amazing mother to have raised so many loyal and fearless children.:

Harry Potter - J.K. Rowling

"Beds empty! No note! Car gone — could have crashed — out of my mind with worry — did you care? — never, as long as I’ve lived — you wait until your father gets home..." 

Molly Weasley is hands down one of my favorite literary characters of all time! Fierce and fiery....I pity anyone who comes between her and the people she loves. 

A woman of strength, wisdom, and love! 

Marilla Cuthbert 

anne of green gables | Anne2 colleen:

Anne of Green Gables - L.M. Montgomery

"Twenty pounds of brown sugar..."

A LONG time favorite of mine. She may come across as harsh and uncaring in the beginning, but she has a heart of gold.

I played the role of Marilla in my first ever stage performance in school. It was so much fun and I earned a new and deeper appreciation for Marilla.

Caroline Ingalls

Caroline Ingalls, Laura's mother. At sixteen, she started as a teacher, but married Charles Ingalls in February of 1860 ending her career. She followed her husband through numerous moves and before she extracted a promise from her husband that their next move would be their last. The family settled in Dakota Territory on Silver Lake outside what would be the town De Smet, SD.:

Little Town on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder

“This earthly life is a battle,” said Ma. “If it isn’t one thing to contend with, it’s another. It always has been so, and it always will be. The sooner you make up your mind to that, the better off you are, and the more thankful for your pleasures."

Need I say more...? The picture shown here is the REAL Caroline Ingalls age 16. I LOVE this series...and learning the history of the Ingalls family has ALWAYS fascinated me. Caroline was a TOUGH woman. Travelling throughout the country, the hardships, uncertainty....Her faith held firm through it all.

Little Women (1949) - An all time favorite.  Margaret O'Brien, Janet Leigh, June Allyson, Elizabeth Taylor & Mary Astor as Marmie:

Mrs. March (Marmee)

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

"Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You’re ready to go out and – and find a good use for your talent. Tho’ I don’t know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.”

I love this book/movie...And Marmee to me, is such a warm and caring woman. She keeps her children close to her heart while letting them find who they are individually. 

Wendy Darling

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Peter Pan - J.M. Barrie

"Well a mother, a real mother, is the most wonderful person in the world. She's the angel voice...that buds you goodnight, kisses your cheek, whispers 'sleep tight'."

Ok...Ok...I know this one is a stretch...But it is late...and I was trying to stick with more "classic" stories. And Wendy DOES act as a mother figure to the lost

Also, any excuse for me to throw in a Peter Pan reference. 

There you have it folks! Now, share your favorites in the comments below!
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