08 Jun '12, 9am

Yawning Bread :: A Mother's Job

I guess it might be one of those situations that you had to be there, but I wonder if the mom had to go to the university to comfort her son or if a call would have sufficed (what a weird call if it was out of the blue). Their visit to reassure him sort of reads like comforting someone who had a terminal illness. I guess it might resonate with her values, as she said that she feels like his life would be ruined, but her thoughts on being homosexual throughout the story give the impression to me that she still thinks of it as an ‘us and them’ dichotomy. Does she look and treat her son differently because he is gay, or the priest? Even if she is trying to be kind, does she actually make things more awkward than they need to be? Does she still talk to the priest now she knows he is gay too? Was it easier when he was bound by religious frameworks – he can’t talk about homosexu...

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