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Rosa meets men,doesn't make Maria food or pet her head but instead hits it, doesn't read any books to her, wishes she was never born.Maria does all the work while Rosa is gone and does nothing.
Note that Maria also has his theme of "My existence is something not to be celebrated" and being bullied by other children.Or the whole point with Historia realizing she was lonely after reading books like her mother, Maria takes it a bit further and is obsessed with magic she learned from books and writes stories due to her loneliness.
Last edited by Beatrice; January 08, 2014 at 07:07 AM.
Damn that bleeding eyes Rosa is creepy. I have read the visual novels (and watched the anime) and I can tell you that Historia's mother and Rosa are quite different in their relationship with their daughter.
Now neither of them are good mothers, however they theat their daughters different. Historia's mother seems to try to keep a lot of emotion distance between herself and her daughter, going to far as to ignore her. "Those were the first words that mother said to me" Basicly they treat each other as strangers.
Rosa on the other hand loves Maria and genuinly wants to treat Maria well. The whole conflict with Rosa is that she wants to be with a man, however because she is a single mother, no decent man wants her obviously. To "compensate" for her neglect in persuit of man Rosa spoils Maria when they do spend time together. That scene you have shown from EP4 actually perfectly demonstrates how Rosa tries to make up for her neglect and that she actually tries to make things better. (I wish I could explain this more but that would be massive spoiler for those who have not figured it out themselves and I dont want to ruin this awesome series for anyone)
TL;DR: Historia's mother is emotionally distant and tries to be indifferent while Rosa is aternatily abusive to and making up for it to her daughter