I came here to keep in touch with all my friends who left GR after the censorship debacle. I read a little of every genre. I co-blog at Musings of a Bibliomaniac.
So the parent gives and gives and gives to keep the child happy and expects nothing in return, not even a thank you.
That might be true. But I don't see why children need to know that. I mean, I don't want my future kids to read this and conclude that Mommy will happily give away her fruits and leaves and branches and want nothing in return - even if that is true.
And that ending was a missed opportunity. The boy-who-is-now-an-old-man should have done something to rectify his mistakes. How about plant a new tree, huh?
And why is the tree female? Why "she" and not "it"? Why is it always the woman who sacrifices herself for someone else's sake?
I'm so offended >_<