Aunt Ev is the sister of Captain Arthur Keller. A minor character in the play, she is nonetheless a staple character around the Keller household, taking care of Helen or making her dolls. Ev is the most proudly, self-consciously “Southern” character in the play: she objects to Annie Sullivan’s presence in the house on the grounds that she’s an arrogant Yankee. Ev is also skeptical of Annie’s aggressive teaching methods, arguing that Helen is “just a child” and should not be held accountable for her misbehavior.
Aunt Ev Character Timeline in The Miracle Worker
The timeline below shows where the character Aunt Ev appears in The Miracle Worker. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.