Alias Grace Summary and Analysis: Sections 12-15, Chapters 45-53

Margaret Atwood

Summary and Analysis: Sections 12-15, Chapters 45-53

Summary
Section 12: Solomon's Temple
Chapter 45

The narration returns to the third person, focusing on Simon. Simon visits with Kenneth MacKenzie, who says he got Grace’s case because he was new and the case was a sure loss, so no one wanted it. He explains how he defended Grace. They discuss Mrs. Moodie’s account of what MacKenzie learned from Grace while she was in the asylum, and MacKenzie becomes uncomfortable. Simon asks about the idea that was printed regarding Grace feeling she was followed by Nancy’s “eyes” (versus Grace’s account of seeing red peonies), and MacKenzie waffles and talks about Grace’s mental state.

Simon begins to see how MacKenzie may...

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