Maria Hale’s gruff but loyal maid, who sees Mrs. Hale’s marriage to Richard Hale as the great downfall of Mrs. Hale’s life. She says that she loves Mrs. Hale, Frederick, and Margaret, but no one else in the world. She resents Mr. Hale for spending so much time studying and thinking rather than doting on Mrs. Hale. She remains Margaret’s maid after Margaret returns to London.
Dixon Character Timeline in North and South
The timeline below shows where the character Dixon appears in North and South. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...She retreats to her room and finally lets go of her own self-control, crying until Dixon comes into the room some time later. Dixon is indignant about Mr. Hale’s “turning Dissenter... (full context)
...firstborn, Frederick, however, her relative calm is shattered, and she dissolves into violent hysterics. With Dixon’s help, Mrs. Hale is finally calmed enough to sleep, and Margaret and Dixon discuss Mrs.... (full context)
...Margaret is impressed by the way Frederick channels his energies into helping his parents and Dixon. However, Dr. Donaldson proves correct, and within a couple of days, Mrs. Hale rapidly worsens... (full context)
...doesn’t appear for an expected lesson that evening. Instead, a subdued Higgins shows up, to Dixon’s disgust: “Why master and you must always be asking the lower classes upstairs, since we... (full context)