Study Guide

The Haunting of Hill House Characters

By Shirley Jackson

Eleanor Vance

How does she do? Eh, not very well.

Theodora

Theodora came to Hill House to study the paranormal because she had a fight with her roomie, and...

Dr. John Montague

Dr. Montague is the guy who got this party started. An anthropologist by trade, he wants...

Luke Sanderson

Luke Sanderson is a liar, a thief, and kind of metro. He doesn't go to Hill House because he's...

Mrs. Montague and Arthur

Mrs. Montague joins her husband later in Hill House, and she totes a companion named Arthur...

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley

Mr. and Mrs. Dudley have been the caretakers of Hill House for as long as anyone can remember....

Eleanor's Mother

Like Hamlet's father, Eleanor's mother dies before the beginning of the story, and this death...

The Crain Family

Dr. Montague and various clues scattered across Hill House provide us with the history of this...

Minor Characters

After Eleanor's mother's death, Carrie and her husband kind of take over the job of repressing...

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