R is married throughout the novel, but he and his wife are never together in any scene. After R goes into hiding, his wife—who is pregnant—is only able to communicate through secret notes that the old man brings to R. Despite having to move back to her parent’s home after R goes into hiding, R’s wife is very supportive of and grateful to the unnamed narrator for keeping R safe. R’s wife gives birth to their son midway through the story, but R never gets to meet his child.
R’s Wife Character Timeline in The Memory Police
The timeline below shows where the character R’s Wife appears in The Memory Police. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.