Where 'd You Bernadette By Maria Semple Essay

1141 Words Sep 13th, 2015 5 Pages
Where’d you Bernadette by Maria Semple is a novel about a woman who has a daughter and a husband. She seems to be a weird person at the beginning, but as the story goes through you find out why is acting that way. She ends up by going away and leaving her family, but at the end everything gets together again. Maria Semple likes to compare family’s issues because in the entire book is writing about how the characters interact between them. Although, Semple seems to be a sophisticated author, the role of mother in WDYB is the biggest topic to analyze on the entire story. On this novel there are several mothers who can be examples of the types of motherhoods. Bernadette’s motherhood can be the easiest example to notice in the whole novel. Bernadette is a really strange woman that her role of mother is definitely not an exception of her craziness. Even though Bernadette is a very good mother at the eyes of Bee (her daughter), she does weird things to keep her daughter safe. For example, in the scene when Bernadette goes to pick up Bee at the Galer Street School, when she clearly passes over Audrey’s foot. It was clear that she just wanted to pick up her daughter, but eventually the fact that she hurts someone makes her seem crazy. Bernadette loves too much her daughter; we can definitely see it in the entire novel. When Bee was born with her heart issues and Bernadette went to the incubator because she was all worried about it, there is one verse that Bernadette says “I will…

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