The Revolt Of Mother, By Mary E. Wilkins Essay

985 Words Nov 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Mothers play an important role in the lives of their children. They influence their children in many ways, such as teaching them important life lessons. They also use past mistakes and life experiences to instruct their kids. It is part of a mother’s duty to prepare her children for adulthood. Mothers can influence their children in many different ways, but ultimately the same goal of preparing their children for their future will be achieved.
An example of an excellent mother is Sarah Penn, from the short story “The Revolt of “Mother,’” written by Mary E. Wilkins. Sarah is the mother of Nanny and Sammy, and is married to Adoniram. She is a caring mother who stands up for what she wants. Another example of a good mother is Sharon Sedaris, from Me Talk Pretty One Day, written by David Sedaris. Sharon is the mother of six children and wife of Lou Sedaris. Both women, although they are different, are influential in their children’s lives.
One of Sarah Penn’s most significant qualities is her defiance. Although rebelling against a man was uncommon in the 1800s, Sarah was strong-willed and got her way. She started small by repeatedly asking Adoniram, “What are them men diggin’ over there in the field for?” until she had an answer to her question (Wilkins 1). She also insisted that Adoniram come and talk to her about the new barn being built, even though he claims that he has work to do. As the barn is nearing completion, Adoniram was called out of town, and Sarah again went…

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