One of Bruce’s English students, he also serves as a babysitter for the Bechdel children and helps out around the house. In college, Alison finds out that Bruce was having an affair with Roy, and she later discovers a photograph of Roy in his underwear that Bruce must have taken on a family vacation.
Roy Quotes in Fun Home
The Fun Home quotes below are all either spoken by Roy or refer to Roy. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Mariner Books edition of Fun Home published in 2007.).
Roy Character Timeline in Fun Home
The timeline below shows where the character Roy appears in Fun Home. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3: That Old Catastrophe
...from Fitzgerald’s life.” Over images of Bruce flirting with one of his high school students, Roy, and offering him sherry, Alison notes that mixing the imaginary with the real was Bruce’s... (full context)
...Alison that one time Bruce almost got caught, and he also had an affair with Roy, Alison’s childhood babysitter. This revision of Alison’s history—a history which, with her own realization about... (full context)
Chapter 4: In The Shadow Of Young Girls In Flower
...the book, Alison narrates over what are presumably her own fingers holding a photograph of Roy, the Bechdel family’s yard-work assistant/babysitter, lying on a bed in his underwear. Alison says the... (full context)