Study Guide

Mrs. Smith in Rabbit, Run

By John Updike

Mrs. Smith

Mrs. Smith gives Rabbit a job tending her luscious garden. She represents the generation before Rabbit and Janice’s parents and also provides interesting views on war, peace, and sustenance farming. Check out Shmoop’s "Quotes and Thoughts" under the theme "Visions of America" for a few of her pearls of wisdom.