Study Guide

The Waves Characters

By Virginia Woolf

Bernard

Have you ever had a friend who just can't let there be a lag in conversation? Who's always...

Neville

Neville begins the novel as a sensitive, delicate child who is not allowed to exercise with the...

Louis

Aussie Louis is a bit of outsider in this odd group of six. He's the son of an Australian banker...

Susan

Susan is kind of the "earth mother" figure in this crowd. To say that Susan is a nature-lover...

Jinny

If Rhoda is the character who lives most in her mind, Jinny is the one who lives most in her...

Rhoda

Of the six character narrations, Rhoda's is decidedly the most abstract… and just like you...

Percival

The beloved friend of our six narrators, Percival never gets a chance to speak for himself, but...

Dr. Crane

Dr. Crane is the headmaster of the boarding school that Louis, Neville, Bernard, and Percival...

The Boasting Boys

These are a group of boys that Neville, Louis, Bernard, and Percival attend boarding school with....

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