John Thornton’s younger sister. She lacks all of Mrs. Thornton’s strong qualities, faints under stress, and often complaints of vague ailments. She was very young during the Thorntons’ years of poverty and, because of her brother’s success, is accustomed to comfort and ease. She marries Watson, a much older manufacturer.
Fanny Thornton Character Timeline in North and South
The timeline below shows where the character Fanny Thornton appears in North and South. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...the carriage, though she finally settles on doing so. Thornton prevails upon his younger sister, Fanny, who always complains of ailments and has none of her mother’s or brother’s strong qualities,... (full context)
...Mrs. Thornton goes for a doctor, one of the serving-maids bathes Margaret’s forehead and tells Fanny, who has crept out of hiding, about the confrontation outside. Fanny is shocked that Margaret... (full context)
...pay everyone what they are owed. A risky speculation has been offered to him by Fanny’s husband, Watson, which could make him rich but would destroy his conscience. Mrs. Thornton is... (full context)