Additional characters

We gain a better understanding of Gideon and the themes of the book through his relationships with other characters:

  • Religion and family are reflected through Gideon's father, James Mack, and his mother, Agnes Mack
  • Honesty, love and relationships are reflected through Jenny Mack and Elsie Moffat
  • Catherine Craigie and Lorna Moffat represent different aspects of faith, belief and doubt
Six characters from The Testament of Gideon Mack are represented. Gideon’s Father is dominant, his Mother is distant, Jenny is unloved, Elsie is loved, Catherine is agnostic and Lorna is loyal.