Grace’s aunt, older sister to Grace’s mother. Aunt Pauline is domineering and disapproving of her sister’s marriage. Still, Aunt Pauline is very devoted to her sister and helps to support her nieces and nephews as Grace’s father’s alcoholism renders his family destitute. Aunt Pauline cautions Grace at a very young age not to follow her mother’s example and marry beneath her.
Aunt Pauline Character Timeline in Alias Grace
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...the ones God gave me.” Grace grew up in a village in Ireland. Her maternal Aunt Pauline (married to Grace’s Uncle Roy) was convinced that her younger sister, Grace’s mother, married below... (full context)
...down and a man killed, Grace’s father comes under suspicion, though he is never arrested. Aunt Pauline and Uncle Roy begin supplying Grace’s family with food, and Grace helps her mother with... (full context)