Though she's far from glamorous, Mrs. Wix has inner beauty to spare. This becomes increasingly clear to the reader as What Maisie Knew continues, and Mrs. Wix manages—thankfully—to talk moral sense into James's heroine. She also sees Maisie through her hardest trials. But there's more to Mrs. Wix than a quick glance at her timeline at first shows. James includes her backstory to hint at her complexity. Sometimes he pokes a little fun at her, through winking descriptions of her odd clothes and passion for reading romance novels or her relaxed attitude toward traditional curriculum:.
They dealt, the governess and her pupil, in "subjects," but there were many the governess put off from week to week and that they never got to at all: she only used to say "We'll take that in its proper order. She had not the spirit of adventure—the child could perfectly see how many subjects she was afraid of. She took refuge on the firm ground of fiction, through which indeed there curled the blue river of truth. She knew swarms of stories, mostly those of the novels she had read; relating them with a memory that never faltered and a wealth of detail that was Maisie's delight.
Yeah, Mrs. Wix isn't the best teacher she's "afraid" of certain subjects , but she does know how to delight and comfort Maisie with stories, which makes her the best mother. The novelist hints at the depth that lies beneath Mrs. Conference Name Badges. Coping with Nerves. Craft Fayres. Empowering Women. Event Manager.
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