She writes several letters of introduction to keep her brother, Framton, from being lonely on his retreat to the countryside. She writes one such letter in order to introduce him to Mrs. Sappleton; this is how Framton finds himself in Mrs. Sappleton's home.
Mr. Framton Nuttel
A nervous man, Framton Nuttel arrives in a new town seeking relaxation in order to alleviate an unspecified nervous disorder.
Mrs. Sappleton’s youngest brother and member of the hunting party. He often teases her by singing a short song.
Mrs. Sappleton’s husband and a member of the hunting party.
Framton’s host and Vera’s aunt.
A 15-year-old girl who greets Framton and informs him of her aunt’s “great tragedy” (225).
The Open Window Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for The Open Window is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
We don't know if the family is wealthy or not. From the text, we can infer that they aren't poor. They live in a nice community, Framton visits with a "formal introduction, and though Vera is a talented storyteller, her manners are impeccable. The...