Ready Player One

Ready Player One

by

Ernest Cline

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Alice is Wade’s aunt and the owner of the trailer in which he lives. Although she takes in Wade after Loretta dies, she is cruel and selfish, and keeps the food vouchers that the government gives her for Wade for herself. She is killed when IOI wires her trailer with explosives, hoping to kill Wade.

Aunt Alice Quotes in Ready Player One

The Ready Player One quotes below are all either spoken by Aunt Alice or refer to Aunt Alice. 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:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Ready Player One published in 2011.
Level Three: 0035 Quotes

Sorrento had tried to kill me. And in the process, he'd murdered my aunt, along with several of my neighbors, including sweet old Mrs. Gilmore, who had never hurt a soul. He'd also had Daito killed, and even though I'd never met him, Daito had been my friend.

And now Sorrento had just killed Shoto’s avatar, robbing him of his chance to enter the Third Gate. Sorrento didn't deserve his power or his position. What he deserved, I decided in that moment, was public humiliation and defeat. He deserved to have his ass kicked while the whole world watched.

Page Number: 339
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Aunt Alice Character Timeline in Ready Player One

The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Alice appears in Ready Player One. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Level One: 0001
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...the stacks. He is curled up in a sleeping bag in a corner of his Aunt Alice ’s trailer. 15 people live in the trailer, including two families. Wade uses a 10-year-old... (full context)
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...of drugs when he was 11, and after that point he moved in with his Aunt Alice . Alice only agreed to this arrangement to get extra food vouchers from the government,... (full context)
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In the trailer, Aunt Alice demands that Wade hand over his laptop so she can pawn it; after being threatened... (full context)
Level One: 0014
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...He then explains that IOI has been spying on Wade and that they have wired Aunt Alice ’s trailer with explosives. If Wade leaves the chatlink session, Sorrento will press the detonator... (full context)
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...but after a minute he hears a massive explosion, and sees that the stack containing Aunt Alice ’s trailer has collapsed, bringing the adjacent stacks down with it. With horror, Wade realizes... (full context)
Level One: 0015
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...that he is going to kill I-r0k. When Wade tells Aech that IOI blew up Aunt Alice ’s trailer, Aech promises: “We will make them pay for this.” Wade warns Aech to... (full context)
Level One: 0016
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Before blowing it up, the Sixers planted materials in Aunt Alice ’s trailer to make it look like a meth lab that exploded by accident. When... (full context)
Level Three: 0038
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...federal authorities on the charge of murder. The news channels have been playing clips of Aunt Alice ’s trailer being blown up all day. Wade sighs, pointing out that IOI will hire... (full context)