Catherin Take Over The Role Of A Mother In The Play Proof

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“Mother a women exercising control, influents, or authority upon her young” (Dictionary). In many households the mother takes on many tasks to provide for her family some being, acting as a doctor to care for her young when they are sick, Being a friend her kids can come and talk to if a situation arises, and being that support system that won’t give up on them if they have done something wrong. In the play “Proof” Catharine exhibits many of the roles as a mother by being a doctor, friend, and as a support system for her father when he is struggling. The play “proof” shows how Catherin takes over the role of a mother by keeping her father safe and making sure he has what he needs in order to stay healthy, acting as a doctor. An example that …show more content…
For example, Catherin in the play will take over the role of being a friend by sitting down with him and helping him with his work and even going over it with him, they discuss what changes need to be done and figure out together how to do the steps so they can figure out how to solve the problem. Another way in which Catherin takes over the role as being a friend to her father is showing her father that she will stay with him and help him even when “Robert’s elder daughter, Claire, who arrives from New York for the funeral, fears that the sadly withdrawn Catherine may have inherited her father’s mental instability, as well as some of his genius, and urges her sister to return East with her for therapy” (New York Times). But she truly won’t budge, she doesn’t want to leave the house, memories and all the good things she has right there in that house. A Friend Does not nessasarelly need to be a family member but the big thing a friend needs to be is a person that won’t leave your side even if things go wrong. As a result this shows us how Catherin takes over the role of a mother and just being a friend he is able to talk to in times of …show more content…
Catherin a strong but yet very emotional person shows that she does not give up but also moves on even when her father is gone just as a mother would do if she lost her loved ones. The last part that shows us how Catherin takes over the role of mother is by clearly moving on from the tragedy and not giving up on herself and more important not giving up on anyone else. Catherin throughout the play is faced with a former student of her father who insisted on going through her father’s stuff to find anything that may lead to a very significant discovery. Hal the former student spends many days looking for things that may lead to a big find but the one thing that comes to a shock is that Hal is flirting and slowly falling in love with Catherin. Over a given amount of time Hal and Catherin become very close and end up sleeping together. The very next morning on the porch, Catherin and Hal are sitting there having a deep conversation when Catherin looks down to the chain around her neck she rips it off and hands it saying “Bottom drawer of the desk in my dad’s office”(41). Hal rushes inside to find what he has been looking for for the past few weeks. This shows us that Catherin has lost someone very close but moved on and trusted Hal with the key. Another example how Catherin moves on and does not give up on herself is that even in the

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