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To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

Created: 06/14/13

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Posted Jun. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
admin

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To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

"The Lovebird" is full of mothers in various forms. To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bonnieb

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RE: To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

I think that Granma's section is all about motherhood and the passing of knowledge and love down from one generation to another. I also believe that motherhood is not necessarily biological. Children can be adopted through the heart as Margie shows with Cora.


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darylb

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RE: To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

I think the book shows how much we all need/want a mother figure in our lives. Margie fantasizes about her own mother. She tries to take on a motherly role with Annette. She feels loved by Granma and finally realizes the love of a family makes her feel complete and at peace.


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darylb

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RE: To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

I think the book shows how much we all need/want a mother figure in our lives. Margie fantasizes about her own mother. She tries to take on a motherly role with Annette. She feels loved by Granma and finally realizes the love of a family makes her feel full and at peace.


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sandra54

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RE: To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

I think the book shows that no matter where you are in your life a mother is still important. If your biological mother is not there or does not meet your means you can redefine that relationship. Ex. Granma in the role as mother to Margie and Cora.


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lisag

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RE: To what degree, if any, do you think the book is about motherhood?

All the lost mothers loom large in the book and, as everyone has said, are integral despite their absence. I believe the book's very much about motherhood, as well as people being stewards - or mentors - of each other. Guidance is a theme, something mothers - ideally, at least - provide for their children. Stewardship of the animals is similar to the role mothers play and Margie feels very protective of them, as well. She's very maternal, despite not being a mother or having one she can remember.


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