Mattie Gormer belongs to a social circle below Wellington and Louisa Bry’s, and initially seems more interested in throwing exciting, relaxed parties than in social climbing, but she ultimately proves just as vulnerable as other members of society to ambition and manipulation. Despite her apparent affection for Lily Bart, Mattie does not hesitate to reject Lily after becoming friends with Bertha Dorset, proving just as unreliable and unfaithful as members of high society.
Mattie Gormer Character Timeline in The House of Mirth
The timeline below shows where the character Mattie Gormer appears in The House of Mirth. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 2: Chapter 5
...Rosedale, who still demonstrates his affection toward Lily when he spends time with Sam and Mattie Gormer . Despite Lily’s rejection of these ideas, she keeps on thinking about them, because she... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 6
Book 2: Chapter 7
...and Louisa Bry more socially connected, but she also tells Lily that she has seen Mattie Gormer and Bertha Dorset together, and both Carry and Lily understand that Bertha’s objective is to... (full context)
Book 2: Chapter 8