Mae’s mother is proud of Mae when she gets a job at the Circle; she’s even prouder when Mae arranges for the Circle to provide healthcare for Vinnie Holland (her husband). However, Mae’s mother quickly becomes skeptical of the Circle’s commitment to creating total transparency. When the Circle installs cameras in her house, she covers the cameras with cloth to protect her privacy. This rebellion against the Circle leads to a rift between Mae and her mother, which eventually causes them not to speak anymore at all.
The timeline below shows where the character Mae’s mother appears in The Circle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book One, part 3
Book One, part 4
Book One, part 5
Book One, part 7
Book Two, part 1
...problem with their cameras; they laugh and say, stiffly, “we’ll get them fixed right away.” Mae’s mother notes that she has received thousands of messages since Mae went transparent—far too many for... (full context)
...but she doesn’t see her parents. Upstairs, she walks into their bedroom, where she sees her mother holding her father’s penis in her hand. Mae turns away, but it’s too late—people around... (full context)