Study Guide

Our Mutual Friend Characters

John Harmon

John Harmon is a complicated cat, which stems from (paging Dr. Freud) his strained relationship...

Bella Wilfer

It's safe to say that Bella Wilfer is tough to like at the beginning of this novel. She's...

Silas Wegg

Some people might accuse Charles Dickens of being too idealistic and naïve when he talks...

Mr. Boffin

Mr. Boffin kind of like Winnie the Pooh: he's bumbling and naïve, but also loyal and kind....

Gaffer Hexam

Gaffer is not pleasant guy to be around. Not only does he makes his living by hauling dead bodies...

Lizzie Hexam

When it comes to being raised by Gaffer Hexam, Lizzie is like a flower that has grown out of a...

The Veneerings

The Veneerings are so two-dimensional they might as well be made of cardboard. As Dickens tells...

Mr. Twemlow

Mr. Twemlow is a good example of a man who means well but is too terrified to go against the...

Eugene Wrayburn

By the end of the book, Eugene Wrayburn is one of our heroes. But, like Bella, this guy doesn't...

Mortimer Lightwood

Mortimer Lightwood is an interesting cat. Even though the book spends a lot of time with him, he...

Mr. Venus

When we first meet Mr. Venus, the narrator of Our Mutual Friend takes pleasure in making us...

Bradley Headstone

Bradley Headstone is a respectable, educated man who does a lot of service for his community as a...

Jenny Wren

The first thing we learn about Jenny Wren is that she was born with underdeveloped legs and a...

Mr. Fledgeby

Along with Silas Wegg and Bradley Headstone, Mr. Fledgeby is one of the serious villains in this...

Sophronia Lammle

We don't really know a whole lot about Sophronia Lammle apart from the fact that she's a schemer...

Alfred Lammle

Like several characters in this book, Alfred Lammle is a no-good scoundrel whose only purpose in...

Mr. Riah

Poor Mr. Riah is the only non-Christian man in this book. And in the world of 19th-century...