Lennie’s sister, Sarty’s aunt, lives with the family, but is mostly portrayed as simply another woman in the household who, ultimately, will give in to Abner’s desires. Only at the end does she begin to assert her own opinions, when she claims that she’ll tell Major de Spain that Abner is planning to burn the barn down if Lennie doesn’t release Sarty.
The aunt Character Timeline in Barn Burning
The timeline below shows where the character The aunt appears in Barn Burning. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.