H is for Hawk Characters

Helen Macdonald
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Helen

Helen is the main character of H is for Hawk and the majority of the book is told through her viewpoint. Helen is a very inquisitive character that has always had a fascination with birds, even when she was a little child. She has an appreciation for literature as well and frequently quotes different authors throughout the book, especially T.H. White. At the start of her story, Helen is a teacher at Cambridge University. When she loses her father, she spirals into depression and ultimately gives up on her job. The only thing that she cares about is raising her Goshawk, Mabel, whom she uses as an excuse to vanish from the world.

Helen retreats into the wild and becomes angry and even paranoid whenever she has to interact with people, even her friends. She becomes terrified of losing Mabel and constantly doubts her own abilities in...

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