The Invisible Man

by

H. G. Wells

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Mr. Wicksteed Character Analysis

Mr. Wicksteed is a man in his forties who uses a walking stick and is known as being a completely “inoffensive” person. He is the steward to Lord Burdock. He is murdered by Griffin, who it seems he may have encountered by accident on the grounds of Lord Burdock’s house.
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Mr. Wicksteed Character Timeline in The Invisible Man

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Chapter 26: The Wicksteed Murder
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...A “thrill of horror” runs through the area, as people learn about the murder of Mr. Wicksteed . (full context)
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...that Griffin must have been carrying an iron rod as a weapon when he encountered Mr. Wicksteed near a gravel pit close to the gate of Lord Burdock’s lodge. Mr. Wicksteed’s body... (full context)
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There is much speculation about exactly how and why Mr. Wicksteed died. The only certain evidence is Wicksteed’s battered body and the bloodstained iron rod that... (full context)