Study Guide

The War of the Worlds Characters

By H.G. Wells

The Narrator

Who cares about the narrator? No one cares about him. (Maybe his wife, but that's up for debate.)...

The Narrator's Brother

If Martians attack, and you have the choice of going with the narrator or his brother, go with...

The Martians

Sure, they come from thousands of miles away to kill us, steal our stuff, and drink our blood,...

The Curate

Confess: did you secretly cheer when the curate gets eaten by the Martians? (Well, okay, we don't...

The Artilleryman

What's worse: a) Someone who enjoys the end of the world because it provides him with a chance to...

Mrs. Elphinstone and Miss Elphinstone

During his adventures, the narrator's brother meets Mrs. Elphinstone (who is married to Dr....

Ogilvy

Ogilvy is one of the three characters whose main job is to be incinerated. He's the first named...

Henderson and Stent

In addition to Ogilvy, Henderson (the journalist) and Stent (the Astronomer Royal) are the...

Lord Garrick

Alas, poor Garrick, we didn't know anything about him. His main role in the book is to get...