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In life people frequently judge others actions too harshly Its very common to hearcomments as to how another person should have handled a situation differently Assuming the roleof another individual is not possible in actual life The reader of literature however after analyzing characters and motives has the opportunity of mentally placing characters in new situationsWhen adults become parents they should assume responsibility for their children In thepoem Fear the parent depicted is a very wholesome loving protective mother In The ThirdBank of he River both parents are developed but it is the father who avoids responsibility Takingthe mother from Gabriela Mistrals poem and placing her a the father in Joao Guimares Rosas shortstory would create an environment where children could know love and its results The mother would have shared the boat with the family She would have used it to teachthem respect of the water In addition voyages in the boat would have been quality time shared byall members of the family This mother would never leave her family In fact when this new parentwas the mother in Mistral s poem she was concerned that the her daughter would grow up andleave her She wanted always to be near her child in order to help her grow into a mature and lovingperson She wanted to be the one to protect train and love her Her greatest fear was that theinfluences of society might cause the daughter to rise above her she voices this fear by saying Ido not want them to make my child into a princess Fear 15-16 In the third stanza this fearbecomes stronger I do not want them to make my child in to a queen Fear 23-24Unlike the father that Rosa created who left his family without any remorse the motherwould talk with and be part of her family She would not think of sitting in a boat for thirty yearsremaining close enough that her
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