A new arrival on the ward who appears “normal” at first, but soon reveals that she knows almost nothing about the world—she has never tasted honey, and she has never heard of the famous French city of Calais which shares her name. After a month or so, Alice “explodes” in a fit of rage, and is sent to maximum security. When Susanna, Georgina, and Lisa visit her, they find her enclosed in a bare cell, covered in her own feces. Alice proclaims proudly that she is “doing better,” and the three women wonder, as they leave the maximum security ward and return to their own, whether any one of them could end up like Alice.
Alice Calais Character Timeline in Girl, Interrupted
The timeline below shows where the character Alice Calais appears in Girl, Interrupted. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 25: Calais is Engraved on My Heart