The role reversal in the ‘Roman Charity‘ story reminds me to some extent of that in Robert Munch’s delightful little tear jerker Love You Forever.
The daughter’s adoption of a maternal role is especially apparent in representations like these two:
Others show the fear of being discovered in violation of the verdict (of death by starvation)
– but I see no particular suggestion there of lasciviousness or embarrassment at the social situation.
What they all most definitely do NOT bring to mind is a woman’s filial debt to the patriarchy (especially since in the earliest version of the story it was apparently the mother who was being saved from starvation by her daughter).