Wonder

Wonder

by

R. J. Palacio

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Jack's Mom Character Analysis

Jack's mom is a social worker. She and her husband, Jack's dad, do what they can to put Jack and Jamie through private school, though money is tight for them, and they live in a rough neighborhood. She encourages Jack to be kind to August and defends Jack's actions when Julian's mom makes a fuss about August being at school.
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Jack's Mom Character Timeline in Wonder

The timeline below shows where the character Jack's Mom appears in Wonder. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Jack: The Call
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
...narration in August, when his mom gets a call from Mr. Tushman. Mr. Tushman asks Jack's mom if Jack would be willing to come in before school starts to show around a... (full context)
Jack: Why I Changed My Mind
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Later that night, Jack asks Jack's mom who else Mr. Tushman called. She says that he called Julian and Charlotte, and Jack... (full context)
Jack: Private School
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Identity Theme Icon
...aren't rich, even though he goes to private school. Jack's dad is a teacher and Jack's mom is a social worker. They sold their car when Jamie started kindergarten at Beecher Prep,... (full context)
Jack: Detention
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
In Mr. Tushman's office, Jack sits and listens to Mr. Tushman talk about expulsion. Jack's mom is there too, looking surprised and angry. Jack refuses to explain what happened, saying that... (full context)
Jack: Season's Greetings
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
When Jack's mom and Jack get home, they find holiday cards from Julian's family and August's family in... (full context)
Jack: Letters, Emails, Facebook, Texts
The Difficulty of Kindness Theme Icon
Status and Bullying Theme Icon
Parenting and Guidance Theme Icon
Jack's mom emails Julian's mom offering to pay for Julian's dental bills, but she also explains that... (full context)