Cat’s Eye

by

Margaret Atwood

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Cordelia’s Mother Character Analysis

Cordelia’s mother is the wife of a wealthy man. She arranges her own flowers and has a cleaning lady. She does seem to like Elaine, in contrast to Mrs. Smeath, but she partially uses her to make Cordelia feel bad in comparison. Her children call her Mummie and keep conspiracies from her, but they do not like to disappoint her.
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Cordelia’s Mother Character Timeline in Cat’s Eye

The timeline below shows where the character Cordelia’s Mother appears in Cat’s Eye. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part Five: Wringer
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...she cannot tell them what game they are playing. She feels mute and dissociative. Meanwhile, Cordelia’s Mummie walks by in a painting smock and tells Elaine that there are cookies in the... (full context)
Part Eight: Half a Face
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Cordelia’s mother calls the day before high school begins; she wants the two girls to walk to... (full context)