The contrast between lily casey and her mother is one of the greatest in the book. This statement will be supported by three different points of reference such as work ethic, the way the carried themselves, outlook on life, their belief in god, and ultimately how they lived their lives . These points of comparison should provide sufficient evidence to contrast the two characters.
The first point being the two characters very different work ethic and practices. Lily the eldest of the children and the epitome of a tomboy. She carries the brunt of the work around the ranch for the simple fact that the father is disabled and the other two children arent yet old enough to cary the workload. Overall Lily does not mind getting her hands dirty to get the job done she would rather have a purpose and be useful around the ranch than sit around and do dishes.
Now for this point of comparison it is Lily’s mothers turn. She is the epitome of the southern woman with no responsibilities around the ranch. Her mother believes that it is not her place to do any manual labor because that is the mans job. She sees it as the only job she should have is it to get married and have children then to marry her daughters off to the right suitor. Overall she has very little motivation to accomplish anything besides raise her children because she believes it is not her place to work.
For the second point of contrast the way they carried themselves will be used to represent the difference in how the two acted differently in public. To start off with Lily she carries herself in public as a ranch worker would in plain “brown beechnut died dresses”. She would also act unlike a proper lady should well against her mothers wishes. In hindsight she acted as if she were a ranch hand she didnt show that she was more than she was, being humble was one of her strong traits.
To talk about the mother is a different story. She...