The Question and Answer section for Passing is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Irene is an elegant and affluent woman of African-American descent. She spent her childhood in Chicago but relocated to Harlem, where she lives with her husband Brian and her two sons, Brian Junior and Ted. Alternately levelheaded and sensitive,...
Irene disapproves of Clare's passing, but her view is hypocritical because she herself "passes", and her greatest fear is that she'll be exposed.
What chapter are you referring to?