The “wicked” great-aunt of Mrs. Ansley who, according to family lore, sent her sister out on a nighttime errand during an outbreak of Roman Fever. Harriet had hoped her sister would sicken and die, and in fact she did. By arranging her sister’s death, she eliminated competition for the affections of the man they both loved. Decades later, the story of Harriet’s scheme to get rid of her sister serves as the inspiration for Mrs. Slade’s scheme to get Mrs. Ansley “out of the way” of her engagement to Delphin by luring her to the Colosseum late at night.
Great-Aunt Harriet Character Timeline in Roman Fever
The timeline below shows where the character Great-Aunt Harriet appears in Roman Fever. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Mrs. Ansley has always had a sensitive throat. The two women begin discussing Mrs. Ansley’s Great-Aunt Harriet , who—according to family lore—once sent her younger sister on an evening errand during a... (full context)