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Images of Mothers in Literature for Young Adults

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Rhoda Maxwell

In Images of Mothers in Literature for Young Adults, the characteristics of mothers in contemporary society are examined. Their sociological roles as wage earners, family members, and women in general are also described. The portrayal of mothers in books for young people is analyzed and a comparison between real-life and fictional mothers is made. The significance of the similarities and differences between the two is discussed with respect to young adult experiences and development. The study concludes by taking a look at how the young adult readers' perceptions can relate to discussions both at home and at school.