Journey's End Character Summaries

Each card analyses the main points of a character from Journey's End. A concise and effective revision source for your Journey's End revision.

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Who Are The Characters?

  • Stanhope
  • Osborne
  • Trotter
  • Raleigh
  • Hardy
  • Mason
  • Colonel
  • Hibbert
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Stanhope

  • Captain of C Company
  • Drinks for comfort
  • His father is a vicar
  • He is...
    • loyal
    • dutiful
    • stressed
    • experienced
    • hardened
    • drunken
    • presentable
    • strict/stern
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Osborne

  • Stanhope's trust-worthy friend
  • Nickname is Uncle
  • Used to play rugby for England
  • Middle-aged
  • Married
  • He is...
    • approachable
    • loyal
    • caring
    • wise
    • experienced
    • supportive
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Raleigh

  • An old friend of Stanhope's
  • Went to Stanhope's school
  • "hero worships" Stanhope
  • The newest officer
  • Youngest officer
  • He is...
    • young
    • inexperienced
    • naive
    • eager
    • adaptable
    • innocent
    • physically fit
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Trotter

  • Didn't go to public school
  • Middle-aged
  • Fat
  • Red-faced
  • Eats for comfort
  • He is...
    • funny
    • friendly
    • humorous
    • dutiful
    • praiseful
    • jolly
    • homely
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Hibbert

  • Lies about having neuralgia
  • Called a "worm" by Stanhope
  • Ineffective soldier
  • Hates the war
  • Has a moustache
  • Pale face
  • He is...
    • weak
    • psychologically suffering
    • crude
    • desperate
    • scared
    • would rather die than fight
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Colonel

  • He has a disregard for human life
  • Inconsiderate towards others
  • Uncaring
  • Unsympathetic
  • Loyal to his superiors
  • He is...
    • tactical
    • insensitive
    • ambitious
    • complacent
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Mason

  • Servant and cook for C Company
  • Seems forgetful
  • Fights alongside soldiers
  • Tries hard
  • Worried about pineapple chunks mistake 
  • Misplaces the pepper
  • He is...
    • working class
    • dutiful
    • loyal
    • obedient
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Hardy

  • Disorganised
  • Complacent
  • Red-faced
  • Cheerful
  • Hums and sings
  • Gives us insights into other characters
  • Not on stage for long
  • He is...
    • messy
    • talkative
    • forgetful
    • jolly
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