- Immediate naivety (asks Septimus what carnal embrace is)
- Inquisitive personality and very intelligent/ portrayed as genius (Asks is God is a Newtonian)
- Not afraid of expressing individual opinions even if they contradict previously acceptable concepts
- Capable of innovative, independent thought, "In my opinion Mr Noakes' scheme... is perfect"
- Contributes to exploration of maths and science in the play through the rice pudding theory
- The change in her ideas represents development of ideas throughout the play. Thomasina's interest in maths and science ---> interest in kissing, waltzing represents dispute between Romanticism and Enlightenment.
1 of 5
- Interested in the acquisition of knowledge, not just personal gain
- Proud of his intelligence
- Womanizer: witty and sarcastic
- Often sets up farcical situations and takes advantage of Chater's stupidity
2 of 5
- Makes use of epigrammic wit "educated beyond eligibility"
- Traditionalist, dislikes change
- Controlling and determined- bends guests to her will (debate on the author of the Castle of Ontranto)
3 of 5
- Pompous "arrogant, greedy and reckless" (sc5)
- Refuses to accept his ideas might be wrong
- Pushy, direct and demanding
- Makes inferences and conclusions on unproved principles. Doesn't like giving other people credit.
4 of 5
- Intelligent and confident, competitive with Bernard
- Reflects Enlightenment era
- Reserved and cynical towards opposite sex
- This reflected in down to earth appearance (stage directions)
- Independent woman, proud of her achievements, works hard
- Based on facts, not theories like Bernard "the whole Romantic sham, Bernard!"
5 of 5