Nurse Andrews helped to take care of the colonel as he neared death, and Constantia and Josephine agree to let her stay on in the apartment after his funeral, though only reluctantly: she is a poor houseguest, since she is fond of overeating and complaining about “butter.” It is suggested that she works for upper-class families (she notes that she was with a “Lady Tukes”) and that she puts on a sophisticated affect (her accent is pointed and exaggerated). Yet the sisters cannot fault her entirely, since she was kind to the colonel—a difficult feat, given his challenging behavior.
Nurse Andrews Character Timeline in The Daughters of the Late Colonel
The timeline below shows where the character Nurse Andrews appears in The Daughters of the Late Colonel. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Daughters of the Late Colonel