It Used to Be Green Once

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The short stories It Used to Be Green Once by Patricia Grace and Revenge Gardening by Sue Harper have many differences. The children are all ashamed of their mother because of how she acts and the car she drives in the beginning of the first story while in the beginning of the second the child is very proud of his mother and her garden. How well the children listen to their mothers is very different between the two, because in the first the children always obey the mother even when they don’t want to while in the second the boy disobeys his mother several times. Finally each story has a very different ending, in the first the family wins the lottery and they all live happily ever after and in the second the mother eventually loses the gardening battle to the neighbors. Both stories while they contain similar main characters have many differences. In It Used to Be Green Once the children at the start were very ashamed and embarrassed of their mother. This is shown when they try to keep her from doing the shopping because they don’t want her to be seen in public, and whine about the swimming suits that she makes them wear. Finall

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The mother in It Used to Be Green Once is a very powerful lady that always gets obedience from her children whether they like it or not. In both stories the view of the mother changes from start to finish either improving or not. Especially the mom is happy because she gets to buy a brand new car to replace her rusted, topless, old one. Obviously both mothers have a...
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