Mother to Son by Langston Hughes is a poem about the hardships a mother faced and all the hard times she went through in her life. She is telling her son that even though it was alot but she is still standing and she got through it and she is telling her son to be strong and he will get through it, just like she did. It is a pretty powerful piece, it tells us about a strong woman who went through alot in her life, and that it was not an easy journey. The mother is the narrator of the poem, and she was directing this piece to her son, the reader.
The main point that she was trying to get across is that no matter how bad things get or how bad life gets it will get better and hopefully improve. She also wants her son to know to never give up, and to keep fighting. Because life is not a “Crystal Stairway” so to speak, and that life isn’t easy but she made it through and he can, and she loves him and she will be here.
Langston Hughes is the author of this poem, he has written many other short stories, poems, and other stories. He is really famous and very talented, one of his more well-known works is a short story called “Thank You Ma’am.”
This poem and short story have alot in common. Langston Hughes is the type of author that likes to meaning, life lessons, morals, and such. You can tell from just reading any piece of his work to know. His short story, “Thank You Ma’am” and his poem “Mother to Son” have alot in common, life lessons, morals, and the stories behind them.
Both are about a strong woman, in one way physical, and in both ways mentally, emotionally, and more. Both women, in to completely different pieces with two completely different meanings, are protrayed in almost the exact same way. That both of them went through alot in their life and have been through so much, but yet there still standing.
Although, both women are protrayed almost the same in both pieces, the endings though and how the women are protrayed due to the endings are a little different. In “Thank You Ma’am” the women, at the end is protrayed as a nice, kind, and head strong, and such. “In Mother to Son” at the end of this poem the woman is protrayed as a loving mother, and someone who want through alot in her life, a “survivor” meaning she has been through so much and yet she is still standing. Strong and doesn’t want her son to give up, she wants him to fight like she did, he’ll make it through.
Mother to Son and Thank You Ma’am by Langston Hughes are two powerful pieces, that show the strengthen of two women. They also have alot of meaning behind them, and morals, and life lessons.