Rebecca | Study Guide

Daphne du Maurier

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Rebecca | Characters

Character Description Traits
Narrator The second Mrs. de Winter—whose first name is never known—is the narrator of the story. Read More Shy, awkward, naïve, insecure, kind
Maxim Maxim de Winter is master of Manderley. Read More Worldly, distant, reserved, morally compromised
Rebecca Rebecca is Maxim's first wife and the first Mrs. de Winter. Read More Glamorous, sophisticated, cruel, independent
Mrs. Danvers Mrs. Danvers is the housekeeper at Manderley. Read More Obsessed, vindictive, manipulative
Frank Crawley Frank Crawley is the overseer, or estate manager, of Manderley. Loyal
Jack Favell Jack Favell is Rebecca's disreputable cousin. Unsavory
Beatrice Beatrice is Maxim's sister. Hearty equestrian
Giles Giles is Beatrice's husband and Maxim's brother-in-law. Kind
Mrs. Van Hopper Mrs. Van Hopper is the narrator's wealthy American employer. Rude, snob, classist
Ben The narrator meets Ben, who is intellectually disabled, while he is collecting shells on the beach. Innocent
Doctor Baker Doctor Baker is the London doctor who reveals the truth about Rebecca's cancer and infertility. Thorough, blunt
Gran Gran is Maxim's grandmother, to whom the narrator is introduced by Beatrice and who thinks that Rebecca is still alive. Confused
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