Alfred’s mother. She never appears in the novel, and is instead present only in her letter to Alfred and in his memories of her. Unlike Alfred’s father, she was more sympathetic and caring towards her son. She takes solace in his physical and military failures, because for many years they kept him out of the military and out of harm’s way.
Mrs. Frick, or “Mutter” Character Timeline in Salt to the Sea
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Frick, or “Mutter” appears in Salt to the Sea. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...she is worried because he has not written her anything. Hannelore’s house is empty, and Mutter suspects Alfred always liked Hannelore. She wonders if he has some secret related to her,... (full context)