March 07, 2023
In celebration of Mother's Day on 19th March, we've been looking to literature to find some of our favourite depictions of mothers and motherhood.
Mother’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate the unconditional love and care that our mothers shower upon us. While real-life mothers are the epitome of selfless love, literature has also given us some memorable mother figures that have captured our hearts and inspired us. Here are four of the best mothers in literature that deserve recognition on this special day.
Molly Weasley from the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Molly Weasley is a loving mother of seven children and is known for her kind heart and fierce protectiveness towards her family. She is always ready to go to any length to ensure the safety of her children and has proved herself as a true hero in the Battle of Hogwarts. Her iconic line, "Not my daughter, you bitch!" while dueling with Bellatrix Lestrange, has become a symbol of maternal love and courage.
Marmee March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Marmee March is a wise and loving mother who teaches her four daughters the importance of family, kindness, and selflessness. She is the backbone of the March family and keeps them together during difficult times. Her unconditional love and guidance have helped her daughters grow into strong, independent women.
Miss Honey from Matilda by Roald Dahl
Mrs. Weasley is the motherly figure that Matilda never had in her life. She takes the young girl under her wing and treats her with the same love and care as her own children. She is fiercely protective of Matilda and stands up to the abusive Miss Trunchbull to protect her. Her nurturing nature has a positive impact on Matilda, who learns to love herself and her unique abilities
Mrs. Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
While Mrs. Bennet may not be the most likable character in literature, her love for her daughters is undeniable. She is a fierce advocate for their happiness and well-being, even if her methods are often misguided. Her devotion to her family serves as a reminder that a mother's love is always present, even when it is imperfectly expressed.
If you are looking for a special gift for the book-loving mum in your life, consider gifting her something from our wide range of bookish themed gifts. We've put together a Mother's Day gift guide to give you some inspiration! Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms out there!
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