• The Westing Game Character Descriptions

    BARNEY NORTHRUP

    A sly realtor who convinces most of the Westing heirs to move into Sunset Towers. He wears a thick brown toupee, a bushy moustache, a loud plaid jacket, and has buckteeth. He oozes charm like a snake oil salesman.

     
    OTIS AMBER   
    Sunset Towers‟ delivery "boy" and fourth grade dropout. He delivers mail, packages, and whatever else to the apartment building and elsewhere on his bike. Otis is dressed in a brightly colored plastic jacket and an aviator‟s helmet.
     
    GRACE WINDSOR WEXLER 
    A social climber and self-professed decorator. She is the mother of Turtle and Angela. She is unwittingly xenophobic (a fear of the unknown), slightly neurotic and completely self-absorbed. She used to have a softer side but it‟s been a while since she‟s shown it.
     
    JAKE WEXLER 
    Father of Angela and Turtle, married to Grace, doesn't care about social status
     
    ANGELA WEXLER 
    Oldest daughter of Grace and Jake; she is known for her beauty and her engagement to young, promising intern D. Denton Deere. The perfect, favorite child, she is soft-spoken, very beautiful, and very good at bottling her anger.
     
    TURTLE WEXLER 
    The youngest daughter of Grace and Jake; she's a fiesty girl with a braid who kicks people's shins in "self-defense". Turtle is smart, aggressive, slightly neglected and a stock-market whiz.
     
    SYDELLE PULASKI 
    Works for the president of Schultz Sausages. Sydelle is hungry for attention and admiration; she has no close friends.
     
    MR. JAMES SHIN HOO 
    Doug's father and owner of Shin Hoo's Restaurant on the fifth floor. Second wife is Madame Hoo
     
    DOUG HOO  
    Son of James Shin Hoo. Doug is a high school track star with Olympic dreams; smart but not a scholar. He has a winning smile and an ability to make everyone like him. He likes to tease Turtle but is most concerned with running.
     
    FLORA MILLER BAUMBACH 
    She's a somewhat timid dressmaker whose daughter Rosalie died a year before the novel begins. Flora always has a kind word for everyone and speaks softly so as not to inconvenience anyone. She smiles too much.
     
    J.J. FORD   
    She's tough, but fair - just what you'd expect for her career. 
     

    CHRIS THEODORAKIS

    Younger brother of Theo; he suffers from a neurological disease that confines him to a wheelchair. He is also barely able to speak or control his body movements. He enjoys bird watching and is lonely for company.
     
    THEO THEODORAKIS  
    Theo is his brother's guardian. Theo wants to be a writer but has no time or money for study. He is a thoughtful, sensitive and slightly angry young man.
     
    BERTHE ERICA CROW 
    Sunset Towers maid and a Salvation Army soup kitchen volunteer. She dresses exclusively in black as if in permanent mourning. Crow is obsessed with sin and its penalty.
     
    D. DENTON DEERE 
    A medical intern engaged to Angela Wexler. He is somewhat egotistical and has gone into plastic surgery for the money – not the love of medicine.
     
    SANDY MCSOUTHERS  
    Sandy is the doorman at Sunset Towers and is everyone's pal.
     
     

    PREDICT!

    Out of the characters above predict who is...

    • a bookie,
    • a bomber
    • a burglar
    • an inventor
    • a secretary 
    • a doctor
    • a judge
    • a mistake

    Next to your prediction, tell why you picked that character.

     

     
     
Last Modified on January 10, 2019