is the narrator's aunt, whose death has afforded the narrator a generous allowance of five hundred pounds a year. The narrator lives very comfortably on this sum and financial security has taught her a lot about the importance of money and why women have suffered intellectual and creative poverty as well as material poverty.
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...She inherited a yearly allowance of five hundred pounds from her aunt, whom she names Mary Beton , and lives very comfortably on this sum without needing male support. She received the... (full context)