Today is Mothers’ Day for all of us in the UK and so as a tribute, I want to share with you some of my favourite mothers and mother figures from books, TV and film (excluding Disney).
Let’s get started…
– Ysabeau de Clermont – All Souls Trilogy.
I can’t express how much I love her as a character. I loved everything about this trilogy as a whole but she was certainly a character and mother that I was instantly drawn to. She started out not liking Diana because of her hatred for witches but over the course of the series, she becomes incredibly accommodating and protective.
She almost reminds me of the next mother on this list:
– Molly Weasley – Harry Potter
I can’t have this list without Mrs Weasley! She is one of the best bookish mothers ever because she cares for everyone, not just her own large family.
– Charlotte Branwell – The Infernal Devices
It takes her until Clockwork Princess to be an actual mother but she is a mother to everybody at the London Institute, and I just love how much she cares for everyone in her charge.
– Amy – The Bone Dragon
As an adoptive mother to troubled Evie, she wants to do everything she can to support and protect her. She has issues too due to the loss of a previous child and it is great that she is the figurehead of a new family that is moving forward from a painful history.
Shelagh Turner – Call the Midwife
There are dozens of resilient mothers in this series but none more so than Shelagh, especially after the series 6 finale. She goes through so much and has this huge heart for everyone and everything she does, and I love her completely.
Dr Julia Ogden – Murdoch Mysteries
Although she wasn’t a mother for very long, I loved that she had this character development. It showed a completely different side to her and one that I’m glad we got to see because then maybe further down the line she can be that mother again to another child that will hopefully stay within the Murdoch family.
Dr Temperance Brennan – Bones
For someone who was rather adamant about not having children, and bringing them into a world full of danger and pain (her words not mine), she has proven to be a surprising mother to two rather adorable kids. She’s protective, loving, and everything she’d always wanted as a mother for herself. She is still blunt, direct, and the often odd Brennan that I have grown to love but that doesn’t stop her from being the best she wants to be.
I hardly ever mention the love I had for Charmed when I first started watching it and my favourite character of all was Piper Halliwell. I saw quite a bit of myself in her, especially during the earlier series, and I always knew that she would become the matriarchal figurehead, even if the concluding events of series 3 hadn’t happened. She epitomises the matriarchal importance of the Power of Three and deals with more than anyone else would have coped with. Her strength is something I always admire and I can’t think of anyone else who would take on the world and live to tell the tale.
I am sure there are mothers that I’m forgetting but as of right now this is it.
Which literary or tv mothers are your favourite?
Thank you for reading and have a good day!