Character Analysis in The Striding Place
Weigall: Weigall is a young, aristocratic man of 32 years. The narrator mentions that he is visiting Yorkshire, England from “the South”—it is not clear, however, whether this refers to the south of England, the south of the European continent, or the southern United States. Nonchalant by nature, Weigall is not particularly enamoured by the seasonal grouse-shooting or by the English countryside. However, when his best friend Wyatt becomes threatened, Weigall takes on a more serious mindset.
Wyatt Gifford: Wyatt Gifford is a robust, wealthy young landowner who enjoys hunting grouse and courting women. When Gifford wanders off into the bog one night, he distresses his best friend, Weigall. When Weigall finally finds Gifford deep in the woods, we are forced to consider Gifford’s cryptic ideas about the nature of the human soul.
Character Analysis Examples in The Striding Place:
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"but he would have flouted in these moments the thought that he had ever loved any woman as he loved Wyatt Gifford...." See in text (The Striding Place)
"As far as was known there was nothing to lower his mental mercury, for his rent-roll was a large one..." See in text (The Striding Place)
"The amusements of life, he argued, should be accepted with the same philosophy as its ills...." See in text (The Striding Place)