The Secret Garden Character Map

Updated: 5/16/2017
The Secret Garden Character Map
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The Secret Garden Lesson Plans

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Lesson Plans by Elizabeth Pedro

Mary Lennox, an ornery, unlikable child, is sent to live with her uncle, Mr. Craven, in Misselthwaite Manor. She is placed under the loose care of a young housemaid named Martha. At first Mary continues her disagreeable character, but after spending some time in the estate’s gardens, she begins to change. Mary learns to be curious and play in the gardens making friends with Ben Weatherstaff, a gardener, and a red robin.


The Secret Garden

Storyboard Description

The Secret Garden Characters, including Mary Lennox

Storyboard Text

  • Mary Lennox
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  • How does this character change over time?
  • • ten year old girl • scrawny and sickly • spoiled • unlikable • argumentative • curious
  • • Mary didn't have parents who loved her. • Mary was sent away from India to live in a dark, mansion.
  • • Mary changed from a contrary, disagreeable child to a happy, curious one. • Mary's physical features improve over time.
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  • Uncle Craven
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  • Mrs. Medlock
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  • Martha
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  • Dickon
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  • Ben Weatherstaff
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  • Colin Craven
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  • Susan Sowerby
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  • Dr. Craven
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