A twenty-seven-year-old clerk at Winney’s Dry Goods Store. When Alice was a teenager, she had a passionate love affair with a man named Ned Currie who promised to stay with her forever. Ned eventually moves to Cleveland (and later Chicago) to pursue his career and at first writes Alice almost daily, but soon forgets about her and his life in Winesburg. Alice is crushed and never able to move on from Ned or find meaning in her life without him. She convinces herself that she is one of many people who is destined to “live and die alone.”
Alice Hindman Quotes in Winesburg, Ohio
The Winesburg, Ohio quotes below are all either spoken by Alice Hindman or refer to Alice Hindman. 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 Signet edition of Winesburg, Ohio published in 1993.).
12. Adventure Quotes
“What is the matter with me? I will do something dreadful if I am not careful,” she thought, and turning her face to the wall, began trying to force herself to face bravely the fact that many people must live and die alone, even in Winesburg.
Alice Hindman Character Timeline in Winesburg, Ohio
The timeline below shows where the character Alice Hindman appears in Winesburg, Ohio. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.