Study Guide

Rebecca Characters

By Daphne du Maurier

Mrs. de Winter

Who is this woman? Really, we want to know. Sure, she's the narrator of Rebecca. But even so,...

Maximillian de Winter

Maxim is totally gothic. He's a prudish, brooding figure with sinister secrets, whose temper is...

Rebecca de Winter

Our title character is a puzzle we can never completely solve; the more we think about her, the...

Mrs. Danvers

Mrs. Danvers, the head housekeeper at Manderley, is one the scariest people we can imagine...

Mr. Frank Crawley

Mrs. de Winter portrays Frank in a very sympathetic light. He's described as the quintessentially...

Mr. Jack Favell

Jack Favell is Rebecca's first cousin, her childhood friend, and, it seems, her lover. (We know:...

Mrs. Beatrice Lacy

Beatrice is Maxim's slightly older sister. She a sympathetic character who genuinely tries to...

Ben

Ben is the son of a man who used to work at Manderley. He's emotionally unstable and seems to be...

Colonel Julyan

Colonel Julyan, the magistrate at Kerrith, isn't what we'd call an impartial investigator. It...

Minor Characters

Alice is a housekeeper at Manderley. She acts as Mrs. de Winter's temporary maid, and she looks...