North and South Character Descriptions

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The narrator describes this main character as pretty, but often the other characters hint that this person's looks are disappointing in comparison to both of this person's parents.

John Thornton

This death of this character's father forces this character to quit school early and work in a factory. Eventually, this person works up the ladder, earning enough money to become a master and run the mill house.

Richard Hale

This person begins the novel as a reverend, but religious doubts force this person to move with family away from their beloved New Forest home and to the harsher climes of the industrial North.

Maria Hale

This character is described by another as a beautiful person who once played a major role in the London social scene. Ideally, this person would have liked to stay in London, but eventually moves to Helstone.

Mrs. Thornton

This older character likes...

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