Elly's Grandmother

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Elly's Grandmother
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Elly's Grandmother
AKA: 
Ailanthia
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Upper Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Dies
Origin: 
Louisiana
Cause of Death: 
Murder
Biography: 

Elly's grandmother - Elly's father's mother - lives in Elly's family's home in Jefferson, though she is formerly of Louisiana. Her given name is Ailanthia, as is that of her granddaughter, who goes by Elly. Elly's grandmother is frequently described as cold: "cold, piercing" (209), with "that cold, fixed, immobile, inescapable gaze of the very deaf," having lost her hearing 15 years before the story takes place (212). The narrator calls her an "old woman whose hearing had long since escaped everything and whose sight nothing escaped" (223).

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audio impaired
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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