The Quaker woman is the gentle and kindly older woman who visits the prison to tend to Hugh’s body after his death. During this time, she meets Deborah and promises to return in three years once Deborah is released from prison. The Quaker woman is true to her word—three years later, she brings Deborah to the Quaker community in the countryside to experience the healing effects of nature and Christian love.
Quaker woman Character Timeline in Life in the Iron Mills
The timeline below shows where the character Quaker woman appears in Life in the Iron Mills. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Life in the Iron Mills
...gathers at Hugh’s cell, including the coroner, a group of reporters, and Kirby. Later, a Quaker woman arrives and stays longer than the other visitors. She tenderly cares for Hugh’s body as... (full context)