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In the books Diana Her True Story by Andrew Morton and The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields Daisy and Diana are the main characters Both Daisy and Diana lacked a true mother figure as they were growing up and this had an effect on the way that they raised their own children Both Daisy and Diana tried to conform to the socially constructed role of the mother and tried to give their children everything that they possibly could Without very much help from their husbands both Daisy and Diana tried their hardest to bring their children the best in life Both Daisy and Diana lacked a true mother figure in their lives Daisys mother Mercy died when she gave birth to Daisy Daisy was an unexpected child and right after giving birth to her Mercy died on the kitchen floor Silent and still as a boat a stranger in the world for all her life who has given her child the last of her breath Shields 40 After her mothers death Daisy was put in the care of a neighbor Clarentine Flett However Clarentine too died when Daisy was a young child Clarentine entered a state of unconsciousness the moment the dreadful accident occurred Shields 55 Clarentine loved Daisy as if she were her own child Shields 55 Clarentine acted as a replacement for Mercy until Daisy was 11 years old however this was still a young age for Daisy to not have a mother Daisy did not have a chance to learn how to be a woman and to learn the ways of motherhood from example Daisy had to teach herself the ways of a woman as her father was the only person she had to use as an example Diana also lost her mother at a young age Dianas parents got divorced when she was only six years old The biggest disruption was when Mummy decided to leg it Morton
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