The patient’s mother, much like the patient, has few specific qualities—she’s an embodiment of clichés and stereotypes about middle-class, 20th century English mothers. One exception to this rule is that she is dainty and fussy with her food, therefore qualifying her as a glutton in Screwtape’s eyes. The patient’s mother is often irritable with the patient, since they have a bad habit of arguing and bickering with each other. At the same time, she’s shown to be capable of immense love for her son.
The timeline below shows where the character The patient’s mother appears in The Screwtape Letters. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...time with the married couple, thereby causing him to neglect his work, his church, and his mother . His mother will become jealous and alarmed, increasing the tension between the two of... (full context)
...sternly explains that Wormwood is clearly ignorant of history. Wormwood should talk to Glubose about the patient’s mother , who is a glutton for delicacy. It is gluttony in this form, not gluttony... (full context)