Sophie is one of the main characters in the story and also Randolph’s mother. The story develops around her love life and sacrifices and her son who is proud and doesn’t have any respect for the lower class people.
She sacrifices her whole life behind for her son to become a gentleman; but she got nothing back but only disrespect. She is the character that brings in interest for reading further. She is kind hearted and gentle. She bears her son the most but never react negatively to his behavior.
Sophie actually has feelings for Sam but marries Mr. Twycott the vicar because her son had ambitions to become a gentleman. Perhaps the biggest show of love, which she shows her son is her unwillingness to go against his wishes and marries Sam: 'Say no more-perhaps I am wrong!' Throughout the story, the mother is presented as being submissive to the controls of her son. She doesn't marry Sam Hobson because her son isn't happy about it, but she does nothing to stop this, she just gives in: '...there bade her kneel, and swear that she would not wed Samuel Hobson without his consent...the poor woman swore...' She has a very low level of self-control: she is very unwilling to act against the wishes of her
There is a lot of evidence in the story to show that she loves her son. She sent him to a well-known public school and on his education.' When she talks to Sam Hobson about her son, she calls him 'a dear boy...' Perhaps the biggest show of love, which she shows, her son is her unwillingness to go against his wishes and marries Sam: 'Say no more-perhaps I am wrong!' Throughout the story, the mother is presented as being obedient to the controls of her son.
She has nothing to be proud off accept her hair for which she spends time straightening them. She understands the society and so only she doesn’t kiss Sam. She had lost her husband recently and she knew that kissing Sam would create her wrong impression.
She respects the people like Vicar and she tells...