Mary's mother was a beautiful woman who wanted to spend all of her time attending parties and conversing with other beautiful, happy people. She didn't want to have a child, and so when Mary was born, she passed Mary off to an Ayah and continued on with her fun-filled lifestyle. Despite the neglect she showed Mary, Mary loved catching sight of her mother, who was always dressed beautifully. She dies when cholera sweeps through the house.
Mary's Mother Character Timeline in The Secret Garden
The timeline below shows where the character Mary's Mother appears in The Secret Garden. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...she's constantly sick and has a yellow complexion. Mary's father suffers the same ailments, while Mary's mother is beautiful, likes going to parties, and never wanted a baby. Mary's mother gave newborn... (full context)
...himself away and won't see anyone. She thinks that Mrs. Craven must have been like Mary’s own mother , and that her existence would've made the manor pretty. Finally, Mrs. Medlock tells Mary... (full context)