St. Mawr | Study Guide

D.H. Lawrence

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St. Mawr | Characters

Character Description Traits
Lou Lou is a confused and somewhat impulsive 25-year-old woman who seems perpetually unsure of what she wants in life. Her status and wealth put few restraints on her as she seeks to find satisfaction. Read More young, impulsive, indecisive
Rico Rico is an Australian of moderate means whose full name is Sir Henry Carrington and who makes his living traveling around Europe as a painter. His father was a baron and Rico inherits the title of Sir Henry after his father dies. Read More handsome, charming, superficial
Mrs. Witt Mrs. Witt is Lou's mother. She is watchful and controlling, often to the point of being passive-aggressive especially with Rico and others she dislikes. Read More controlling, passive-aggressive, depressed, self-righteous
St. Mawr St. Mawr is a beautiful red stallion with an erratic temperament. Many fear the horse and want to kill or control it, but his unwavering spirit reminds Lou of her own. Read More beautiful, wild, untamed, spirited
Phoenix Phoenix is an attractive native of Arizona of Mexican and Native American descent. He uses his skill with horses in his position as a stable groom as he accompanies Mrs. Witt to London. Read More playful, flirtatious
Lewis Lewis is a Welshman who has known the stallion St. Mawr since the horse was born. He stays on as a stable groom for St. Mawr after Lou purchases the horse. Read More quiet, self-respectful, solitary
Flora Manby Flora Manby is a childhood friend of Rico who has reconnected with him in the English countryside. She admires and adores him and later becomes his mistress. Admiring, infatuated
The narrator A third-person omniscient narrator tells the story "St. Mawr." Omniscient, observant
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