Tibby is sixteen years old at the beginning of Howards End. Like his sisters, Margaret and Helen, he has a great deal of intelligence and a taste for beautiful art, especially music. However, he lacks his sisters’ compassion and good nature. He isn’t sociable and is happiest when he’s absorbed by his studies. He has no concrete ambition or ideology and is content to live comfortably off of his inherited fortune without ever pursuing a profession. He believes in his own superiority, and he turns away from the ugly side of life. He can’t be bothered with most inconveniences.
Tibby Schlegel Character Timeline in Howards End
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...was also invited to visit, but she stayed in London to care for their brother, Tibby, who is suffering from hay fever. Helen writes that the Wilcox children—Charles, Evie, and Paul—and... (full context)
...to Margaret notices that Helen accidentally grabbed his umbrella in her hasty exit. Margaret asks Tibby to please run after her, but he selfishly protests that he will miss the next... (full context)
...another flattering marriage proposal while she was there, despite having no interest in the man. Tibby is pleased by his recent visit and interview at Oxford. It has been barely six... (full context)
...unduly fixated on the Wilcoxes ever since the whole crisis with Paul four years ago. Tibby also finds Helen’s refusal to see them highly unusual and suggests she might be mentally... (full context)