Maggie A Girl Of The Streets And Pudd’nhead Wilson



In the books Pudd’nhead Wilson by Mark Twain and Maggie a Girl of
the Streets by Stephen Crane mothers played an important factor. Mary
Johnson, the mother of Maggie, and Roxy, the mother of Tom Driscoll in Pudd’
nhead Wilson, were important characters and there characteristics of being
mothers are similar. Both acted like good mothers and believed they were
good mothers but truly they were not. They both were naive and both acted
as good mothers in public but held secrets within that would show there
mistakes as mothers. Roxy and Mary both raised there children badly and
were not good mothers.
Maggie a Girl of the Streets is about a girl, Maggie, who falls in
love with a boy. Maggie ...

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from slavery and put her masters child
into it. This idea does not work out and son grows up beating her and
whipping her. Her son turns into the laughing stock of the town. According
to the website http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/railton/projects/applebaum/roxy.html,
Roxy is very naive. Her second sign of stupidity was after she lost all her
money from the steamship she returns to Dawson’s Landing hoping her son will
help her. According to the website, her naiveness is evident when she has
faith in her son to help her but he tells her to get out of his sight. Her
continuing faith in her son keeps being thrown back in her face, finally
she threatens him with his gambling debt and his true identity. Tom pleads
her to not tell, Roxy agrees and volunteers to sell herself to slavery so
Tom can get out of debt. The plan is after one year Tom will have enough
money to buy Roxy back. This also shows how naive Roxy is. She trusts her
son to buy her back, when Tom does not follow through with ...

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