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Alias Grace

“You are who you portray yourself to be..”, an accurately told yet too beautifully foreshadowed by this show. Alias Grace, a name to compensate an other, is a mini series on Netflix and a well written book by Margaret Atwood in 1996 (published). This article expresses my views and some flashback to the true crime scene that inspired the author and why it still does have an affect among us till date. A novel of historical fiction, illustrates the notorious 1843 murders of Thomas Kinnear and his housekeeper Nancy Montgomery in Upper Canada. Two servants of the Kinnear household, Grace Marks and James McDermott, were convicted of their crime. McDermott was hanged and Marks was sentenced to life imprisonment. To that, Atwood constructs a narrative with a fictional doctor, Simon Jordan, who researches the case. Although ostensibly conducting research into criminal behavior, he slowly becomes personally involved in the story of Grace Marks and seeks to reconcile his perception of the mild-…