How would you compare Harvey's mother and Dan's mother (especially with regards to their responsibilities and their relationships with their sons) in Captains Courageous?

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Harvey's mother, Constance, is described as a kind and lovely lady, but it's said that she can't get control of her son; that's one of the reasons Harvey's being sent to Europe. She worries over him greatly. He later thinks that she worries over him even when he's not in danger—which is why he expects sympathy when he's saved from drowning. Because of his mother's worries and kind nature, he teases her and takes advantage of her. As he matures, though, he thinks of her and...

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