Alias Grace

Alias Grace

Clarrie Character Analysis

The laundress at the Governor’s house. Clarrie is biracial and used to be a slave, before the abolition of slavery in Canada. Clarrie is relatively quiet, but Grace appreciates her company. “She doesn’t mind me or care what I may have done,” Grace says, “even if I killed a gentleman; she only nods as if to say, So that’s one less of them.”
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Clarrie Character Timeline in Alias Grace

The timeline below shows where the character Clarrie appears in Alias Grace. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
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...Governor’s wife is worried she will have another fainting fit. Instead she helps the laundress, Clarrie. (full context)
Chapter 46
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...now.” Later, she was sent to the Governor’s house, where she worked alongside the laundress, Clarrie, and Dora. Clarrie commented that the only reason God must have put rich people on... (full context)