CHARACTERISTIC IS HYPOCRISY , HIS INORDINATE AMBITION AND RAVENING EGOISM . "We are introduced to Uriah Heep as a clerk to Mr. Wickfield . Being a youth of fifteen , he looks much older . His hair is cropped and he "HAD HARDLY ANY EYEBROWS " and "NO EYELASHES AND EYE OF A RED BROWN " . He looks completely repulsive . "HE'S GOT A PALE FACE " and " A LONG , LANK SKELETON HAND " . He excites terror in us with his first appearance . These cold , long , wwhite hands of Uriah Heep stands for the symbol of inhumanity . Being an example of Slimy , sneaky and evil-albino , the characterization of Uriah Heep is a good example of Dicken's mastery of grotesque . Considerable use of physical pecularities foreshadow the animal-like characteristic of Uriah's mind .