Mrs. Higgins is much different from her on, Alfred. When Mrs. Higgins is first introduced to the story, she is confident, calm, and intelligent. She smoothly talks her son out of trouble after he steals. On the way home you can infer Mrs. Higgins is mad at Alfred. Later, that night as Alfred’s mother pours her tea with a broken face, Alfred is able to see all the distress his mischief over the years has caused her.
However, the main difference is their development over the story. Dos Anselmo doesn’t change throughout the story, he stays the same character the whole time. Mrs. Higgins on the other hand is first introduced as a calm, confident woman. But as the story progresses we begin to see the beaten-down, exhausted mother she really is. Mrs. Higgins is like Don Anselmo in the way that they both go through trouble for their family. When Don planted all those trees for his descendants and then defended them and their trees to his lawyer. When Mrs. Higgins collected herself and talked Sam Carr (the store manajer) out of calling the cops on Alfred.
Another similarity is their pride. Mrs. Higgins covers up her real feelings and hides her broken face, so that she can still have