Another friend of Melba’s and a member of the Little Rock Nine whom Melba saw frequently. She is petite like Elizabeth Eckford, and has a “very pale complexion” and “wise eyes” that “peered through thick-lensed, horn-rimmed glasses.” Mothershed is burdened with a heart condition that changes her complexion “to a purplish hue” and forces her to lie down often and rest to catch her breath.
Thelma Mothershed Character Timeline in Warriors Don’t Cry
The timeline below shows where the character Thelma Mothershed appears in Warriors Don’t Cry. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The other students include Ernest Green, the eldest, Terrence Roberts, Jefferson Thomas, Elizabeth Eckford, Thelma Mothershed, Melba’s “special friend” Minnijean Brown, Carlotta Walls, and Gloria Ray. They all come from... (full context)
...“on the basis of scholarship, personal conduct, and health.” Melba wonders if he knows about Thelma’s heart condition. Ernest Green and Elizabeth Eckford turn out to be the only students who... (full context)
...Mrs. Huckaby hands them their schedules and instructs them to wait for their guides. Suddenly, Thelma has another attack. The students are concerned but Mrs. Huckaby rushes them out. (full context)
...several of them smile and nod at her. She worries that people see her differently. Thelma and Minnijean also inspect the soldiers. Other students mill about and Melba wonders what they... (full context)