Analysis Of Lisa K. Buchanan's The Mother Who Never Was

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We all know someone who 's had a child before they turned twenty one. Over two hundred thousand babies are born to mothers under the age of 20 in the U.S. The Mother Who Never Was by Lisa K. Buchanan is a story of a mother 's feelings years after surrendering her daughter only to find out she can no longer have children. Anna the protagonist can’t speak to her daughter and wants to know how she 's doing and who she is becoming as a person. The first person perspective allows the reader to fully grasp how Anna truly feel about the decisions she has made. Throughout life we must make decisions and those choices will have an impact on our life forever, like the protagonist Anna who how made the decision to give up her daughter because she wasn …show more content…
Due to the predicament Anna was in she knew it would be the right choice to give her daughter up for adoption, an older family adopted Anna’s baby who had the money and the space, and could give anna 's baby everything she couldn 't.Anna moves on and is alway thinking of her daughter naturally like any mother would, but she 's devastated when she finds out she can no longer have children. If only Anna was aware earlier. “If only they could have predicted that she would be the only child i would conceive” (Buchanan 288), the author implies that if Anna knew earlier in life that she may never have a child again her decision may have been swayed in the other direction and she would have kept her first child. Anna comes to terms that her only chance of being a mother vanished because of her decision to relinquish her daughter. The author implies this when she states “ There is no resolve to having relinquished my only child”(Buchanan 289), She realised that her chance of being a mother was gone the moment she gave the baby away and was left with an emotional scar, she cant take that moment back because she thought she made the right …show more content…
Many of us can sympathize her situation that she gave up the only child she will ever have and can 't even speak to that child. We see Anna 's perspective on things why she made the choices that she did and the result of them. Anna fears that she didn 't make the right choices but we live in a constant battle without brain determining whether we should follow intuition or logic. Anna throught the logical thing to do would be to give her daughter up for adoption because she would be able to live a better life. On the other hand if she knew she would never bare a child again would she still have givin the child up? Perhaps not but we don 't know what 's going to happen in the future or the impact our choices will have. Any decision you make is going to have an impact on your life whether is be good or bad but we made those choices for a reason, Anna made the choice to give her baby up because she couldn 't financially support or provide a space for it to

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