The landlady with whom Grace and her family live upon their arrival in Toronto. Mrs. Burt is initially very kind to Grace and her siblings; Grace suspects that Mrs. Burt, herself a widow, is plotting to wed Grace’s father. When she realizes her plan will not work, Mrs. Burt becomes a much stricter landlady—however, she does help Grace secure work at Mrs. Alderman Parkinson’s by introducing her to her friend, Mrs. Honey, who works at the Parkinson house as the housekeeper.
Mrs. Burt Character Timeline in Alias Grace
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Burt appears in Alias Grace. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...to Toronto, where they disembark. In Toronto, Grace’s father rents lodgings from a widow named Mrs. Burt . Grace intuits that Mrs. Burt is trying to “[make] a match” with her father,... (full context)
...time, Mary defends Grace and sends her belligerent father away. Grace later tries to send Mrs. Burt some money for her younger siblings—“but,” she tells Dr. Jordan, “I do not think they... (full context)