Mothers' image of Chinese war novels in the second half of the 20th century has gone through the revolutionary mother, true quality mother and wife getting out-of-balance transformation of mother. It also has gone through the spiritual specialty from the revolutionalized mother to humane mother and secular mother. The writers regard maternal prototype as the essence of mother, highlight maternal similarity and touchingly reveal maternal beauty and virtue in everyone's eyes. They regard mothers' natural instinct as the pagodas of humanity and civilization, enlightening and reconstructing the spiritual home for mankind's soul lightening all light of mother love in people's heart, and thus rendering the war novel a certain space in the forest of art. And this is where the brilliance of revolutionary mother's image lies. It's surely a successful choice taking wives' out-of-balance type mothers' image as the artistic carrier to stir reconsidering of history and humanity. Mothers' image in Chinese war novels makes the image of mother enlightening with unprecedented rational brilliance and indicates a new direction for the characterization of mother image.