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  1. kk
    kk says:

    Marmee: "Feminine weaknesses and fainting spells are the direct result of our confining young girls to the house, bent over their needlework, and restrictive corsets."

    Marmee was what the four March sisters called their mother in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott.
    An ideal mother, so perfect as to defy belief. Still, she was so comforting and very ahead of her time in her views on feminine possibilities.

    I enjoyed Mrs. Bennet but couldn't say she was a favorite.
    Strangely, when I thought about how to answer this Q, I had a hard time.
    Not a lot of literary mothers popped to mind, not good ones anyway. Lots of nasty ones abound…and stick in my memory.

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