Will’s mother, Camilla has a cold exterior that hides the immense pain she has felt ever since her son had his accident. Her job as a magistrate also gives her a bleak outlook on life. Camilla’s greatest fear is losing her son, especially to suicide, and she hires Lou to make sure that doesn’t happen. Though Lou is intimidated by Camilla’s high class life and career as a court magistrate, the two women share an understanding because of their pact to keep Will alive.
Camilla Traynor Quotes in Me Before You
The Me Before You quotes below are all either spoken by Camilla Traynor or refer to Camilla Traynor. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of Me Before You published in 2016.).
Chapter 21 Quotes
I knew it, and Camilla knew it. Even if neither of us would admit it to ourselves. Only on my son’s death would I be free to live the life of my choosing.
Camilla Traynor Character Timeline in Me Before You
The timeline below shows where the character Camilla Traynor appears in Me Before You. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...hand to shake politely and the woman shakes her hand disdainfully before introducing herself as Camilla Traynor. Camilla leads Lou into a luxurious sitting room and begins to ask Lou about... (full context)
...sour demeanor and endless complaints make it impossible for Lou to feel anything but exasperation. Camilla too makes Lou uncomfortable, watching her every move so that she can correct any possible... (full context)
...says she appreciated her honesty. Finally, Lou decides to leave a letter of resignation for Camilla. As Lou leaves for the day, she hears Will laughing as he watches football (soccer)... (full context)
...husband’s infidelity on their front lawn. The whole neighborhood watches, but Lou is distracted when Camilla Traynor pulls up in a private car. Camilla seems embarrassed by the whole thing, but... (full context)
...with adventures” plan to the Traynor family. They are surprised, but supportive, Steven more than Camilla and Georgina. Camilla agrees, as long as she or Georgina goes on holiday with them,... (full context)
...a polite friendship, such that even Nathan notices the difference. Lou finally decides to tell Camilla about Will’s meeting with the lawyer and arranges to meet her at the very café... (full context)
...Will’s mindset, but his enthusiasm is slightly dampened when he overhears a tense conversation between Camilla and Louisa. Camilla warns Louisa that she better know what she is dragging them all... (full context)
...that weekend. Steven runs in to Louisa one Saturday morning and is pleasantly surprised, but Camilla only sees the potential downfalls to this situation. Steven wants to cheer up Camilla, but... (full context)
...Bernard assures Lou that she did everything she possibly could for Will, while Josie criticizes Camilla for letting her son even think of this plan. Lou tries to defend the impossible... (full context)