Mrs. Chadband (formerly Mrs. Rachael) is the wife of Mr. Chadband and was previously the maid of Miss Barbary, who is the aunt of Esther Summerson. Mrs. Rachael is a cold, greedy woman, who disliked Esther when she was a child because she was illegitimate. She tries to extort money out of Sir Leicester Dedlock when it is revealed that Esther is the illegitimate child of Sir Leicester’s wife, Lady Dedlock.
Mrs. Chadband / Mrs. Rachael Character Timeline in Bleak House
The timeline below shows where the character Mrs. Chadband / Mrs. Rachael appears in Bleak House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...asks to see Esther. The man introduces himself as Mr. Kenge and seems to know Mrs. Rachael , Miss Barbary’s maid. Mr. Kenge reveals that Miss Barbary was really Esther’s aunt, and... (full context)
...she has ever known. A coach arrives that afternoon to take Esther to Reading, and Mrs. Rachael coldly dismisses her. Mrs. Rachael remains behind in Miss Barbary’s house, which has been left... (full context)