Gaskell Blog © Katherine C.
This portrait of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s fellow artist Ford Madox Brown is almost exactly how I imagine Maggie’s brother, they even share the same last name. Something about the disdain in the curve of the mouth and glance of the eyes.
- Quick minded
- Weak morals
Similar literary characters
- John Reed of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre
- Tom Tulliver of George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss
The contemplative gaze of the gentleman sketched by George Richmond reminds me of Frank, you can imagine him thinking of creating a more just society.
- Concerned for others
- A bursting presence
- Strong morals
- Firm, buoyant step
Which literary heroes does Frank Buxton remind you of?