Russell's Mom Analysis

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Russell’s mom is a typical caring mom, who devoted her life to attending her children and family. The author referred to her mom as the person always on the run, for she was always running while she was doing chores and serving the family. The time she was needed for the family is the happiest time of her life, even when her mind didn’t work, she stills remembered her child.
The negative trait of her, from Russell’s point of view, probably is that she was such a straightforward person that she always told people exactly what was on her mind without caring about whether people liked it or not. It could not be a cheerful personality sometimes, since her words may be sounded as sarcastic, which was vividly exemplified by her dialogue with the

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