Study Guide

Wide Sargasso Sea Characters

Antoinette Mason Rochester

So…is she or isn't she? Mad, that is. Even though much of the novel is filtered through...

Rochester

(Note: Although the novel leaves Rochester unnamed, it is common critical practice to call the...

Christophine

Christophine, Annette's servant and Antoinette's nurse, is one character where a first-person...

Annette Cosway Mason

A native of Martinique like Christophine, Annette is Antoinette's mother, and functions in the...

Mr. Mason

Mr. Mason, a wealthy planter and Annette's second husband, is mainly in the novel to anticipate...

Pierre Cosway

Poor Pierre, Antoinette's little brother, doesn't get much play in the novel. He doesn't talk or...

Tia

With friends like Tia, who needs enemies? Antoinette first meets Tia when Tia followed her home,...

Sandi Cosway

Sandi Cosway is the son of Alexander Cosway, Antoinette's father's son by another woman. Unlike...

Richard Mason

Richard Mason, Antoinette's stepbrother, helps Mr. Mason fulfill his goal of marrying Antoinette...

Aunt Cora

Antoinette's Aunt Cora appears to be the one person who has Antoinette's best interests at heart....

Amélie

Amélie, Antoinette's maid at Granbois, sleeps with Rochester after he is poisoned by...

Daniel Cosway/Boyd

Since the novel never tells us who's telling the truth, we're giving Antoinette the benefit of...

Grace Poole

Grace Poole, Antoinette's guard and nurse at Thornfield Hall, gets some brief play at the end of...

Sister Marie Augustine

Sister Marie Augustine is Antoinette's favorite nun at the convent school in Spanish Town,...

Godfrey

Godfrey is one of the Cosway servants who remained with the estate after Mr. Cosway passed away....

Myra

Myra is a servant who shows up after Mr. Mason and Annette get married. Aunt Cora suspects her of...

Baptiste

Baptiste is the head of the servants at Granbois. His respectful treatment of Rochester turns to...

Hilda

Hilda, a servant at Granbois, is a young girl who's a mini-Amélie – all the...