Ellen is David’s aunt and his father’s sister. After David’s mother dies, Ellen comes to live with him and his father, eventually becoming critical of his father’s parenting because he drinks and stays out late on a regular basis. Despite the fact that Ellen only criticizes his father because she cares about David, David himself resents her for speaking on his behalf, feeling that she’s creating more problems than she’s solving.
Ellen Character Timeline in Giovanni’s Room
The timeline below shows where the character Ellen appears in Giovanni’s Room. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Chapter 1