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Subject: English , asked on 30/12/12

summary of mothers day in brief?

Md Junaid , added an answer, on 30/12/12
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This humorous and satirical depiction of a mother’s status in a family was written way back in 1950 and till date stands quite true in cases of house wives. Unless and until she fights back for her rights her contribution is not recognized in the family. The characters in this play are Mrs. Annie Pearson (the mother); husband Mr. George Pearson., son Cyril, daughter Doris and the neighbor Mrs. Fitzgerald. Mrs. Fitzgerald knows tarot card reading which she had learnt while she was living in the east with her husband. She finds out that Mrs. Pearson does not get the due respect she should get from her family and advices her to take strong steps to be the mistress of her own house . Though Mrs. Pearson doubted herself if she will be able to follow her advice. She didn’t want any unpleasantness in her house .More over she didn’t know when or how to put her point.Mrs Fitzgerald advised her to start that very day but Mrs. Pearson was reluctant as she won’t be able to keep her promise. Mrs. Fitzgerald had an excellent idea. As she had learnt many magic in the east, she can change place with Mrs. Pearson i.e.Mrs. Pearson will have Mrs. Fitzgerald‘s mind and vice versa. They both held hands and sat on the table quietly. Mrs. Fitzgerald enchanted some magic words and their minds got exchanged. After Mrs. Fitzgerald with Mrs. Pearson’s mind leaves for her house Doris arrives and sees s her mother smoking. She is shocked. She has an argument with her as now all of a sudden her mother is not ready to iron her dresses for the evening or prepare tea or even supper.Dorris was horrified at her mother’s attitude and runs away crying. After sometime Cyril appears from work and he too is flatly denied when he asks for tea. Cyril was alarmed and asks if she was feeling well or not? Then Mrs. Pearson takes out a bottle of stout and drinks. Both the siblings are astonished and start wondering if she has had a fall or hit her head. Now Mr. Person arrive and all three start complaining about tea not being ready as they had worked so hard for eight hours. to this Mrs. Pearson says that from that very moment she would also work for only eight hours a day and weekends off.Mr Pearson gets angry and get ready for club when Mrs. Pearson tell him that people at the club call him Pompy Ompy Pearson and laughs at him. He becomes very sad. Now Mrs. Fitzgerald with Mrs. Pearson’s mind enters the house and seeing everyone sad asks to leave Mrs. Pearson and her alone for a few minutes and may be everything will be all right. On being alone Mrs. Fitzgerald enchants some magic words and again their bodies get back their mind but now Mrs. Pearson‘s family give her more respect and considers her likes and dislikes also. 
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Deepu Sugathappan , added an answer, on 17/12/16
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Mother’s Day, a play by J. B. Priestley, portraying the status of a mother in a household. Priestly humorously explores the story when Mrs. Pearson, in her forties, stands up for her rights and how her family reacts at this. Mrs. Pearson is very fond of her family and works day and night to support her family member in the best possible manner. However, she is upset at the way she is being treated. Nobody cares for her or asks about her. All day long she stays at home doing all the work. In the evening when the kids and her husband return she gave threw herself in meeting their demands. She did not want any dislikeable thing to happen in her household yet she craved for their attention and a little respect. She went to her neighbour Mrs. Fitzgerald, a fortune teller and a magician. Older and heavy, Mrs. Fitzgerald comes with a plan. She proposed that they could exchange bodies and then with Pearson’s body, she would teach a lesson to Pearson’s family that Mrs. Pearson could not herself for she was too humble and nice to do that. Though reluctant, Mrs. Pearson agreed to the idea and the two exchanged their bodies. Mrs. Pearson was still not sure and asked Mrs. Fitzgerald if she could get her body back. However, determined Fitzgerald tells Pearson to not worry and that she would handle the matter carefully. She left for Pearson’s home with Mrs. Pearson’s body. She entered the home and knew what she was to do to teach Pearsons' a lesson so they would not bother Mrs. Pearson in future unnecessarily. Mrs. Pearson (Mrs.Fitzgerald’s soul) smoked a cigarette and was confident than ever. A few moments later, her daughter, Doris Pearson, entered the house and started demanding tea and her dress. Mrs. Pearson was sure to make her realise that she was Doris’ mother and not a servant. She was stunned to see her mother smoking and that she had not prepared tea for her and that her dress was not ready as well. Doris told her mother that she was to go out with her beau Charles Spencer on which the mother remarked if she could not find someone better. This broke Doris and she left weeping. Then came the son, Cyril Pearson, who is amused at his mother’s strange behaviour. They get into an argument. The children could not baffle the situation. When the mother left to fetch the stout, the children discussed their mother’s behaviour. Doris felt that it might have been that mother got her head hit. Then enters mother with a bottle of stout and a glass half filled with it. The children began to laugh and the mother chided them and asked them to behave like grown-ups. Doris then asked her mother for her such behaviour and if they had done something wrong. Then Mrs. Pearson tells them that it is actually the children’s and her husband’s behaviour that has disturbed her. They always come and go without bothering about her. They demand duties from her and she does her best to keep everyone happy and still no body is bothered about her. She remarks that while the three of them do a job of forty hours a week with two days as weekend, she goes on working seven days round the clock. She proclaimed that she would do some work on Saturday and Sunday only if she is thanked for everything. When the mother scolded Doris and Cyril duly, entered George Pearson and is annoyed at her wife sipping stout. He told her that he would have supper at the club and that he did not want tea. The wife told him that there was no tea. He got annoyed and the wife then said that when he did not want tea then why was he fighting for it. Mr. Pearson is flabbergasted at such conduct of his wife. The wife continues to rebuke the husband telling him that why he goes to club when he is a joke among all there. He is stunned and demanded the truth from his son. Cyril got upset at his mother yet told the father that it was the truth. Then enters Mrs.Fitzgerald (actually Mrs.Pearson). Mrs. Pearson(actually Mrs.Fitzgerald) told her that she was just putting everyone at place and that the things were alright. Mrs.Pearson(Mrs.Fitzgerald in body) requested to have her body then and Mrs.Pearson(Mrs.Fitzgerald in body) on a condition that Pearson would not go soft on her family again. They got into their original bodies and Mrs.Fitzgerald left. The mother and the children and husband smiled at each other and it was decided that they all will have the dinner together and play a game of rummy.
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Ekta , added an answer, on 19/12/14
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would have added that at the end, all three members realised their mistakes. They dedided to spend time with Annie playing cards. Also, her children prepared supper while she had talk with their father.
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Summary of chapter birth of snapshots
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important facts of this poem.
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Anonymous , added an answer, on 10/3/17
This story is about a mother who had a day. She called it a day. THE END
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Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. It complements similar celebrations honoring family members, such as Father's Day and Siblings Day.

In the United States, celebration of Mother's Day began in the early 20th century. It is not related to the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to Cybele, the Roman festival of Hilaria, or the Christian Mothering Sunday celebration (originally a commemoration of Mother Church, not motherhood).[1] [2] [3] [4] However, in some countries, Mother's Day has become synonymous with these older traditions.[5]

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  • 1Establishment of holiday
  • 2Spelling
  • 3Dates around the world
  • 4Celebration
  • 5International history and tradition
    • 5.1Religion
    • 5.2By country (A–G)
    • 5.3By countries (H-M)
    • 5.4By country (N–S)
    • 5.5By country (T–Z)
  • 6See also
  • 7Notes
    • 7.1Footnotes
    • 7.2Citations
  • 8References
Establishment of holiday[edit] Main article: Mother's Day (United States) § History

The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. St Andrew's Methodist Church now holds the International Mother's Day Shrine.[6] Her campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. Ann Jarvis had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world".[7]

In 1908, the US Congress rejected a proposal to make Mother's Day an official holiday, joking that they would have to proclaim also a "Mother-in-law's Day". However, owing to the efforts of Anna Jarvis, by 1911 all US states observed[clarification needed] the holiday, with some of them officially recognizing Mother's Day as a local holiday,[8] the first being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state, in 1910. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.[9]

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