The Westing Game Characters

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The Westing Heirs Chart

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The trickiest part of The Westing Game is its long list of characters. Students may struggle with the many names and identities. Providing activities to reinforce character understanding will be helpful. As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log. This log (also called a character map) allows students to recall relevant information about important characters.


The Westing Game Heirs

  • Turtle Wexler
  • Jake Wexler
  • Grace Wexler
  • Angela Wexler
  • Doug Hoo
  • Sun Lin Hoo
  • James Shin Hoo
  • Sandy McSouthers
  • Judge J. J. Ford
  • Theo Theodorakis
  • Chris Theodorakis
  • Sydelle Pulaski
  • Otis Amber
  • Berthe Erica Crow
  • Flora Baumbach
  • Dr. Denton Deere


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Create a character map for the major characters.


  1. Identify the major characters in The Westing Game and type their names into the different title boxes.
  2. Choose a character to represent each of the literary characters.
    • Select colors and a pose appropriate to story and character traits.
  3. Choose a scene or background that makes sense for the character.
  4. Fill in the Textables for Age and Physical Description, Personality, Clues Given by Westing, and Connection to Sam Westing.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.
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