Violet is the Winslows’ housemaid. She is a loyal servant to the family and is the first character that Ronnie reveals himself to in Act 1. Evidently, she has never been given proper training and has learned on the job. That’s why Grace is reluctant to let her go in order to free up finances for the case—she doesn’t think Violet will fare well anywhere else. She frequently—and unwittingly—plays the role of information-provider, for example accidentally giving away that Ronnie is home early. She’s also one of the only members of the household who is actually in court to witness the unexpectedly sudden victory.
Violet Quotes in The Winslow Boy
The The Winslow Boy quotes below are all either spoken by Violet or refer to Violet. 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: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Nick Hern Books edition of The Winslow Boy published in 2000.).
Violet Character Timeline in The Winslow Boy
The timeline below shows where the character Violet appears in The Winslow Boy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...Sir Robert is “a fish, a hard, cold-blooded, supercilious, sneering fish.” At that very moment, Violet enters announcing the arrival of Sir Robert—Catherine almost chokes on her sandwich. Sir Robert assists... (full context)