Gloria’s mother. When Anthony meets Mrs. Gilbert, he is struck by what seems to be a complacency that has developed out of decades of submission to her husband. She is most enthusiastic about Bilphism, a religion of Fitzgerald’s creation that is concerned with the reincarnation of the soul. After Mrs. Gilbert dies, Gloria becomes ever more preoccupied with Bilphism.
Mrs. Gilbert Character Timeline in The Beautiful and Damned
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Gilbert appears in The Beautiful and Damned. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Dick go upstairs to the Gilberts’ apartment. Gloria is out dancing, but they meet first Mrs. Gilbert then Mr. Gilbert, who has loose ties to the film industry. Neither approves of Gloria’s... (full context)
...a gumdrop and largely ignores the group as they get to know one another, and Mrs. Gilbert describes Dick as an Ancient Soul. Gloria finally intervenes to invite everyone to a party,... (full context)
...with many of the gifts they receive, especially the check for $5000 from Adam Patch. Mrs. Gilbert plans the arrangement of a hypothetical house for Anthony and Gloria. Adam Patch does not... (full context)
...to complete a chapter of his history, and they are planning to go abroad when Mrs. Gilbert suddenly dies. Anthony and Gloria travel instead to Kansas City for the funeral. Gloria is... (full context)