Roger Skunk’s mother is the wizard’s antagonist, and a representation for Jack of familial duty. Roger’s mother refuses to allow Roger to change his skunk scent—even though smelling like roses makes him more popular—offering the explanation that he no longer smells like he is supposed to. Her ultimate victory over the wizard, who eventually restores Roger’s original skunk smell, suggests a victory of familial obligation over the freedom to follow one’s own desires without regard for others. For Jo, who, at four-years-old, cannot think of anything more important than fitting in, Roger Skunk’s mother is therefore the villain of the story.
Roger’s Mother Quotes in Should Wizard Hit Mommy?
The Should Wizard Hit Mommy? quotes below are all either spoken by Roger’s Mother or refer to Roger’s Mother. 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 Random House edition of Should Wizard Hit Mommy? published in 1962.).
Roger’s Mother Character Timeline in Should Wizard Hit Mommy?
The timeline below shows where the character Roger’s Mother appears in Should Wizard Hit Mommy?. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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