Unforgettable fictional mother
Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. In the UK, April 3 is Mother’s Day. To mark the occasion, The Observer (The Guardian’s Sunday newspaper) put out a list of what it called ‘The 10 best fictional mothers’. The characters are culled from novels, plays, soaps and films.
From Mrs Bennet in Pride and Prejudice to Norma Bates in Psycho, it is an interesting and idiosyncratic list. I’d certainly put in Eva Khatchadourian from Lionel Shriver’s haunting novel, We Need to Talk about Kevin.
Who would figure on your list?