Rósa is Natan’s former lover, Thóranna’s mother, and a well-respected poet throughout Iceland. Rósa is a married woman, and Natan lived at her farm with Rósa and her husband for a time, fathering Thóranna in the process. When Natan left, Rósa was upset, and she became intensely jealous of Natan’s later relationship with Agnes. Rósa is known for speaking in verse and for her moving poetry.
Rósa Gudmundsdóttir Character Timeline in Burial Rites
The timeline below shows where the character Rósa Gudmundsdóttir appears in Burial Rites. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...crowd is not actually seeing her, but rather seeing the crime she represents. Agnes sees Rósa watching at a distance, and Agnes smiles. This makes the crowd furious, and people begin... (full context)
...she did. Then Björn’s brother Ragnar and the farmhand carried Inga’s body downstairs, where Aunt Rósa cleaned Inga’s body. Rósa’s servant, Gudbjörg, cleaned the loft. Agnes talked to Gudbjörg about her... (full context)