Also responsible for the Admiral Benbow inn, especially after her husband’s death. Jim’s mother has a sharp sense of fairness: when she and Jim discover some of Billy Bones’ gold, she insists on counting out exactly what he owed her, not a cent more. While Jim clearly loves his mother, he also realizes that, once she hires an apprentice to help at the inn, she doesn’t really need him any more, encouraging him to find his own way in the world.
The timeline below shows where the character Jim’s mother appears in Treasure Island. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2. Black Dog Appears and Disappears
Chapter 4. The Sea-Chest
...of Captain Flint terrifies many of them, and cowardice, Jim realizes, is infectious. But Jim’s mother makes a speech vowing to get back the money that belongs to her fatherless son,... (full context)
Chapter 5. The Last of the Blind Man
Chapter 7. I Go to Bristol