Alias Grace Summary and Analysis: Sections 5-6, Chapters 12-20

Margaret Atwood

Summary and Analysis: Sections 5-6, Chapters 12-20

New Characters
Mary Whitney: a deceased friend of Grace’s whose name Grace used while on the run

Aunt Pauline: Grace’s maternal aunt in Ireland who is charitable to Grace’s family

Grace’s mother: a timid woman bullied by more domineering family members

Grace’s father: Englishman with a mysterious past who worked as a stone mason

Mrs. Burt: a Toronto landlady who tries to strike up a relationship with Grace’s father

Mrs. Alderman Parkinson: woman who hires Grace as a housekeeper

Mrs. Honey: head housekeeper at Mrs. Alderman Parkinson’s

Jeremiah: a peddler who entertains the house staff and also tells the future...

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