Anne is the narrator's wife. She is initially insulted and bothered by Grace's open criticism of her home, but she allows Grace to keep coming over and making suggestions. Anne seems like an intelligent, independent woman, but even she is not immune to Grace's social pressure. She feels ashamed of her house at times and annoyed at Grace. However, she sticks in with Grace, especially after she sees the real state of Grace's home. Anne is endlessly patient with Grace and plays the game with her. When George comes into enough money to decorate the home, Anne throws herself into the work full force and is proud and nervous to show it to Grace.