Mary is a close friend of Adeline during the years spent at boarding school. Mary is kind and considerate, visiting Adeline every day in the hospital when she is stricken with pneumonia one summer. Even so, Adeline cannot bring herself to share her own pain, knowing that Mary’s home life is also difficult—Mary’s father has a mistress and a second family whom he spends all of his time with, bringing much strife to the household and shame to her mother.
Mary Suen Character Timeline in Chinese Cinderella
The timeline below shows where the character Mary Suen appears in Chinese Cinderella. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 19: End of Term
Chapter 20: Pneumonia
Chapter 21: Playwriting Competition