Study Guide

Howards End Characters

By E.M. Forster

Margaret Schlegel

We can't help but picture Emma Thompson's earnest, endearing face when we think of Margaret...

Helen Schlegel

Oh, Helen. Helen, Helen, Helen. Though we start out with friendly feelings for the younger...

Leonard Bast

Leonard, as the narrator comments at one point, is more an idea than a person. He represents...

Henry Wilcox

Mr. Wilcox is an Englishman through and through, with an upper lip so stiff you could use it as a...

Mrs. Wilcox

If Leonard is more an intellectual idea than a real character, we might say that Mrs. Wilcox is...

Aunt Juley

Aunt Juley is the kind of comfortable, uncomplicated character we expect from Forsterian aunts....

Charles Wilcox

It's hard to put our feelings for Charles into language that's fit to be published by this fine...

Tibby Schlegel

Tibby is perhaps the most remote of all of the many rather remote characters in Howards End...

Miss Avery

Miss Avery is more than a little creepy, and we're not sure how firmly she's planted on her...

Frieda Mosebach

Cousin Frieda, a delightful and cheerful young lady, really only serves one purpose: to represent...

Jacky Bast

Poor Jacky. In the eyes of the other characters in the story, and in our eyes as the readers of...

Evie Wilcox

Evie, a fiercely healthy and athletic young lady, is really just summed up in those three words:...

Dolly Wilcox

Dolly is, for lack of a better word, kind of a bimbo. She's Charles's wife, and that's basically...

Paul Wilcox

We don't really get to know Paul at all (and neither does Helen, really). We gather that he's...