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My Mind Is Made Up In Mary Wilkins Freemans short story The Revolt of Mother Mother who is also known is Sarah Penn has been living in the same home for forty years Her husband promises to build a new home by the end of the year The conflict occurs when Mother discovers her husband Adoniram is having a new barn built instead of the new home he promised her Mother is a typical housewife whose main priorities are her family and her home Mothers loyalty expressive and brave nature enable her to stand up to her husband and do what she knows is the right thing to do The first characteristic is Mothers loyalty to her husband and family After being promised a new home and discovering that a new barn is being built instead Mother continues with her normal daily routine She always keeps her house neat and clean She swept and there seem to be no dirt before the broom 523 She cleans so well that there is not one speckle of dust to be found She was a masterly keeper of her box of a house 523 And despite her husbands selfishness she never once complains In the story she says She never complained and she aint going to complain now 525 She always has dinner prepared and makes mince pies for her husband Her husband Adoniram Penn liked them better than any other kind 523 Although Mother may have been disappointed she never loses sight of being a good wife and mother The way mother expresses herself is a very important characteristic During this time period women really didnt have a voice Its almost as if women were seen and not heard Women were inferior to men But not Mother She expresses how she feels Youre lodgin your dumb beasts better than your own flesh an blood 525 She also says what is on her mind and questions
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