Aunt Mary is Uncle Peck’s wife the sister of Li’l Bit’s mother. She is played by the Female Greek Chorus. Aunt Mary doesn’t appear much in the play but has a brief monologue in which she defends Peck’s honor despite knowing about his attraction to Li’l Bit. In fact, she blames Li’l Bit for what happens, calling her niece “sly” and placing the responsibility of Peck’s abuse on her alone.
Aunt Mary Character Timeline in How I Learned to Drive
The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Mary appears in How I Learned to Drive. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
How I Learned to Drive
...calling out: “Idling in the Neutral Gear.” The male chorus presents the female chorus as Aunt Mary , who speaks to the audience “on behalf of her husband.” The female chorus/Aunt Mary... (full context)
...She explains that she thinks she is “flunking out.” Making small talk, she asks about Aunt Mary and then about Peck’s new car. He proudly explains that it’s a “Cadillac El Dorado”—and... (full context)
...bed. The male chorus and the female chorus (who is still in the voice of Aunt Mary ) recite a surreal “Recipe for a Southern Boy,” describing Peck’s physical characteristics in an... (full context)