Aunt Em, or Emily, was Dorothy's maternal unit in No Place Like Oz. Unlike Dorothy, she was content with her Kansas life. For Dorothy's sixteenth birthday, she had given her a dress, to which Dorothy thought was extremely unflattering.
Aunt Em is shown to be one who appreciates simplicity. She was extremely kind to her niece, Dorothy. She is known to be very hard-working on the farm. Aside from taking care of the animals, she cooks meals and washes clothes for her beloved family.