One thing that is universal in this world is the love of a mother towards their children and vice versa. Unfortunately, we all go through different circumstances and that love fades away, perhaps not completely but the love we want we don’t often get from our mothers and they don’t often get it from us. Some mothers are overly protective, some are passive, and some are distant but this is one person that we love the most in the world. In this article, we are going to read about 7 mothers from literary world who were most liked by readers.
7 Mothers from Literary World Who Were Most Liked by Readers:
Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter Series
The Weasleys are lost and nothing without Molly Weasley. J.K. Rowling managed to create a motherly figure in the series for Harry as well. There are moments when Harry was scared and vulnerable and Molly Weasley made sure to be there and hold him like a mother. She is kind, soft, give warm hugs, and she can also stand in front of a formidable enemy if her children are threatened.
Cersei Lannister from A Song of Ice and Fire
George R.R. Martin’s character may have lied, hatched wicked schemes to ruin her opponents, and even murdered, but the character of Cersei Lannister is delivered from being entirely evil by the love and affection she has for her children. She can be extremely cruel when it comes to the world but when it comes to her kids she is tender and protective.
Margaret March from Little Women
Louisa May Alcott’s created one of the most ideal mothers in fiction. Margaret March who was affectionately addressed as Marmee by her daughters (Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy) is one of the kindest, most compassionate, and endearing mothers in the literary world. She is charitable, principled and never too occupied to tenderly guide her daughters. Margaret March offers the protection and emotional strength that her daughters need to bear the ache of growing up. She accepts and understands all of her daughters as they are.
Mrs Bennet from Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen’s most annoying and constantly irritated character Mrs Bennet is perhaps one of the mothers you would not like to be around. Come on, who would want to hear about marriage all the time? She is obsessed with marriage and all she wants is for her daughters to get married to wealthy and popular families. But, is that entirely wrong of a mother to think about her daughters’ future where they don’t have to think about money? As a mother, it was only natural for her to worry about getting all of her daughters hitched. It is best to say, the way of showing love is a bit different for Mrs Bennet.
Queen Gertrude from Hamlet
Hamlet’s mother and the queen of Denmark, William Shakespeare’s Queen Gertrude is yet another flawed character in the literary world. At the beginning of the plot she is misjudged as a shallow woman, but her maternal qualities shine through by the ending of the play. She was crushed by Hamlet’s revelation yet she collected herself to aid him. She pays the final price so that her child can have what he has longed for a long period.
Lady Honoria Dedlock from Bleak House
Charles Dicken’s Lady Dedlock is an emotionally divided person who has a distant and haughty personality along with several secrets to hide. But soon the readers realize that she is rather a good human and three things define her – a broken heart, a great passion, and an illegitimate child that she loves more than anything and would do everything to protect from the judgemental society. It was just her circumstances that resisted her from being an ideal mother.
Helen Graham from The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Anne Bronte’s Helen is a woman in her mid-twenties who escapes from her ruthless spouse and gives up her family just to save her son from his father’s influence. Helen decides to live her life as a widow, in an era when women were precisely dependent on men, especially their husbands. Young Arthur is Helen’s only treasure and the centre of her universe.