Gabriela Mistral has illustrated a very hole some loving protective mother in

\'\'Fear\'\'. If she could exchange places with the father created by Joao Guimares

Rosa, \'\'In The Third Bank of the River\'\', the family specially , the sons would
have never been devastated. Mistral has created a mother who truly loves her
daughter. She is afraid that society will influence her daughter\'s future by
making her a royalty her concern is expressed when she said \'\'I do not want them
to make my child in to a princess\'\' (23-24 Mistral) The mother visualizes her
daughters childhood with a simple life, but a very caring and loving
environment. The role of the father in \'\' The Third Bank of the River\'\' would
change the meaning of the story, this is because the father would been someone
who would give all of his life to his children. In the story the son describes
his father as \'\' a Dutiful, Orderly , Straightforward Man. The personality of
the father with the mother from \'\'Fear \'\' would make the son very happy ,
because the father would of been someone who would show a genuine love for his
family. This is very important knowing that he would of made the mother very
happy ,because the mother in the story reflected no happiness throughout the
story. She was the one that ran the house hold , but the impediment of her life
was her husband. Having a partner in life with a personality of protective,
caring, loving, and grateful man would of made this family very close, and the
mother would of felt very happy knowing that there was someone looking out for
her. In the story this never happened. The father left his family without any
remorse. Physically he was close to them, but spiritually he never took part on
any of their life. In the poem \'\'Fear\'\' the mother doesn\'t want her daughter to
grow up and leave her. In the story written by Rosa this doesn\'t happens to the
son. Unfortunately the boy blamed himself for his father\'s actions. He thinks
that his dad never loved him and he thinks that he left, because he wasn\'t a
good son. I f the son had experienced the love and support from his dad
throughout his life , this would of had a big impact in his future. Life would
of mean something to him, instead he blamed himself for something that he was
not responsable for.