The narrator’s mother is another recipient of the narrator’s monthly checks. Now in her 70s, she’s retired and she suffers from an unspecified illness, so she relies on the narrator’s financial support. While she sometimes asks about the well-being of her family, these considerations always seem secondary to questions about money. The narrator initially derides her as “poor and greedy,” but in the end he reflects on how lucky he is to still have her.
The Narrator’s Mother Character Timeline in Elephant
The timeline below shows where the character The Narrator’s Mother appears in Elephant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.