Little Fires Everywhere

by

Celeste Ng

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Mr. and Mrs. Wright Character Analysis

Mia’s parents, who shunned Mia after learning of her pregnancy, unable to believe that she would “sell [her] own child.” They have been estranged from her ever since her brother Warren’s funeral, which they asked her not to attend for fear of their friends and family “getting the wrong idea.”
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Mr. and Mrs. Wright Character Timeline in Little Fires Everywhere

The timeline below shows where the character Mr. and Mrs. Wright appears in Little Fires Everywhere. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11
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...his older sister as Mia Wright. Mrs. Richardson, from the Bethel Park directory, obtains the Wrights’ home address and phone number, almost disappointed with how easy it is to “figure out... (full context)
Chapter 12
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Meanwhile, Mrs. Richardson has arrived at the Wrights’ home in Pittsburgh after driving excitedly nonstop for three hours. She introduces herself using her... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...well as time, though Mia was beginning to understand how photographs worked. One of the Wright family ’s elderly neighbors, having noticed Mia taking pictures around the neighborhood, told her she had... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...parents that it’s not what they think—that she is a surrogate—but this news upsets the Wrights even more. Mia reveals that the Ryans are paying her, and her parents berate her... (full context)
Chapter 15
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Though the Wrights only know the basics of Mia’s story, they give Mrs. Richardson the business card of... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...smoke still [in] her hair,” boards a greyhound bus for Pittsburgh. She has found the Wrights’ address in her mother’s files, and plans to track down Mia’s parents. She has another... (full context)