Peer review of mothering: a communal responsibility
In the text ‘Mothering: A Communal Responsibility; Mothering: To Watch Over, Nourish, And Protect Maternally’ the writer attempts to look into various aspects of the motherhood, especially, within the parameters of the African American community. For the purpose the writer has chosen two extremely relevant novels. The first one is The Color Purple and the second one is Possessing the Secret of Joy both by Alice Walker.
The writer proves a high level of efficiency while enumerating the positional aspects of the depiction of motherhood under different lights of emotions with various examples from the two novels and beyond. It can be well stated the writer uses quite a few quotations from the novels to establish the position of motherhood in African American society. The writer fundamentally incorporates a thesis that the aspect of motherhood is more about protection. This protection is both mentally and physically though the writer stresses on the variable of mental protection and shelter. The writer establishes that protection is the process of caring that starts with the procedure of nourishment. It can be mentioned that the writer is quite successful in achieving this fundamental principal.
However it is true that this principal could have been established with the incorporation of different other similar novels like the ‘Bread Givers’ but the writer essentially makes it a point that the sense of motherhood that prevails in these two novels used define and establish the basic essence of motherhood and it could well be mentioned that the writer is extremely successful in achieving that accomplishment. However, the text could have been extended so that more proofs could have been placed to establish the thesis with more success mode.