The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence

Mrs. Beaufort is married to Julius Beaufort. People would look down on her for this, but she was born into a prestigious family, and this heritage bolsters her in society no matter what her husband does. When Mr. Beaufort’s bank collapses, she insists on standing by him, which many people think is foolish. Ellen, however, sympathizes with her and shows her great kindness.
Get the entire The Age of Innocence LitChart as a printable PDF.
The age of innocence.pdf.medium

Mrs. Regina Beaufort Character Timeline in The Age of Innocence

The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Regina Beaufort appears in The Age of Innocence. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
American vs. Foreign Theme Icon
Mrs. Beaufort always goes to the Opera on the night of her annual ball in order to... (full context)
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
American vs. Foreign Theme Icon
Even so, Mrs. Beaufort somehow manages to run the most distinguished house in New York. She’s essentially boring and... (full context)
American vs. Foreign Theme Icon
When Mrs. Beaufort leaves the Opera after the third act, the audience knows that the ball will begin... (full context)
Chapter 13
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
...rises to leave. Just then, he sees Ellen sitting in a box with the Beauforts. Mrs. Beaufort gestures to him, and he goes to the box and sits down behind Ellen. Sillerton... (full context)
Chapter 26
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
American vs. Foreign Theme Icon
...as she received them, which makes her look very improper. Mrs. Archer expresses pity for Mrs. Beaufort , because there are rumors that Beaufort is heading for financial ruin. People don’t really... (full context)
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...Skuytercliff. Mr. Jackson hopes that certain influential people can help Beaufort, as he doesn’t want Mrs. Beaufort ’s life ruined. (full context)
Chapter 27
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...say that Beaufort has successfully called on influential people, and everyone is relieved to see Mrs. Beaufort at the opera with a new necklace. They’re all aware that Beaufort will have to... (full context)
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...never seen anything as bad in his life, and everyone they know will lose money. Mrs. Beaufort ’s only chance is to leave her husband, but her duty is to stay. (full context)
Innocence vs. Experience Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...seems Mrs. Mingott will be all right. Mrs. Welland tells him that the previous night, Mrs. Beaufort came to see Mrs. Mingott. They were closeted together for an hour, and when Mrs.... (full context)
Innocence vs. Experience Theme Icon
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
The stroke wasn’t too bad, but everyone is terribly indignant to find that Mrs. Beaufort came to ask Mrs. Mingott to back up her husband. Mrs. Mingott told her that... (full context)
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...would never have asked the family to hide their dishonor. Opinion has turned decidedly against Mrs. Beaufort . Archer believes unquestioningly in financial honesty. He feels more sorry for Mrs. Beaufort than... (full context)
Chapter 28
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
American vs. Foreign Theme Icon
...and many of its clients were of the upper class. People begin to turn against Mrs. Beaufort even more than against her husband, as she tries to convince everyone that misfortunes are... (full context)
Chapter 30
Innocence vs. Experience Theme Icon
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...He asks when he can see Ellen, and Mrs. Mingott says she’s gone to see Mrs. Beaufort . Ellen began visiting her the day after she got back. Mrs. Mingott didn’t want... (full context)
Chapter 31
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
...He knows society won’t take kindly to Ellen visiting here. He imagines that Ellen and Mrs. Beaufort are sitting in the only lit room. The street is deserted, and he’s glad that... (full context)
Chapter 34
The Failure of Marriage Theme Icon
The Rules of Society Theme Icon
Change and Progress Theme Icon
...Everyone accepted her as charming and accomplished, and no one cared about her origins. After Mrs. Beaufort died, Mr. Beaufort had married Fanny Ring and traveled all around the world. When they... (full context)