Framton Nuttel

Framton Nuttel is the main character in the story “The Open Window” by Saki. We are not given many details about his outer characterization. He suffers from anxiety and was prescribed a “nerve cure” (ll. 4-5). This consists of “ ‘complete rest, an absence of mental excitement, and avoidance of anything in the nature of violent physical exercise’ ” (ll. 67-69). This is why he moves to the countryside. He has a sister who stayed in the same village, at the rectory, about four years ago (ll. 17-18). She worries about him isolating himself and writes him letters of introduction to visit the local gentry (ll. 8-12). We can, therefore, assume that Framton is upper class himself.

Framton’s inner characterization is revealed through his thoughts and actions. He is not ...

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