The Mother

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Interpretation of "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks In the American Society each individual has an opinion on the topic of abortion, whether it be pro-life or pro-choice. People often wonder what goes through the minds of women who have these abortions. The question comes up "How could they do that to themselves and the unborn baby?" This question is often asked without looking at what the mother may be feeling. Most often the mother is not satisfied with her decision to aboard the baby. The poem "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks touches on the theme, abortions do not make a person not a mother, it is whether there is remembrance of the unborn children and most importantly love for the unborn children. The mother in this poem realizes that what she did was wrong and she talks with theses unborn children to help them to realize that what she did was wrong and does not mean that she did not love them. "The Mother" speaks for women who have aborted their children in expressing their guilt, love, and goals for their unborn ch! ildren. The mother that speaks in the poem feels guilt for abortin Continue...


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" This line gives the tone for the poem by letting the readers be able to identify that this is someting that she has to deal with for the rest of her life. She knows that this will be a burden that will forever stay with her. At her least expected moment the memories creep upon her and make her remember the children that she did not give birth to. The reach symbolizes the things that it takes in order for a person to achieve their goals. In concluding, most women who have chosen the right of abortion have love for their children just as those who have given birth to their children. The author displays in this piece that the thoughts of a woman who has aborted her child will leave question within herself that she will never be able to answer because of her decision. The mother expresses through the poem that there is love for her children. Goals for the unborn children still go though her head in the poem. She starts her poem with saying, "Abortions will not let you forget. This love for her children makes her want to "Return for a snack of them, with gobbling mother-eye. This satisfies her as a mother to be able to express her love for a brief moment. " When theses children were still inside of her she grew a bond with them that made her love the children as if they were children that she had given birth to. " She uses the word snack because it symbolizes something that is very short but satisfying to her. ------------------------------------------------------------------------Bibliography.

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