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Jack's Mother

Character Analysis

Jack's mother isn't named, and Jack doesn't express love for her. She was regularly abused by Jack's father. When Jack was nine, he watched his father beat her with a cane at the dinner table in front of the whole family. In the hospital, she backs up her husband's lie – that her injuries are from a fall. Unlike Wendy, she's entirely passive and, apparently, does nothing to shield herself or her children from abuse. She's a tragic figure who doesn't seem to have a voice at all.

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