One of English literature's strong women characters is Hagar Shipley created by Margeret Lawrence in her novel , The Stone Angel. A character with profound depths and who has the incredible ability to reach sublime heights, Hagar never loses her courage . Her indomitable spirit encourages her to fight every obstacle in life which she knows she must fight alone . The Stone Angel, written in 1964 gives us an insight into the character of Hagar around whom the entire novel revolves.Hagar is a character with very earthly flaws and is very human . This makes it easy for the readers , especially the women readers to identify with her .She faces many tragedies throughout her life yet she has managed to keep up the dignity and is never shown crumbling under pressure.Her determination and her free will is exhibited throughout the novel and her stoic personality is shown always with a mask hiding her weaknesses.Even though she was surrounded by her family member, she is not once seen seeking their help or even communicating with them regarding her problems.It is only very late in life she accepts her family as dependable though with a pinch of salt. It is on her deathbed that she finally accedes to herself and to Marvin her son that he has been a good son to her. Her values imbibed in her as a child was that of appearing to be strong rather than be strong. The inculcation of these false values made her incapable of exhibiting emotions in public, even if it was in front of her family.Hagar lived in a world where emotions did not exist and she ends up as a tragic figure finally redeemed in death.Hagar's determination not to undo those values was her fall until the time she realizes that it was not worth it . This realization is her strength and her admitting it that her temperament was her undoing makes her one of the strongest woman characters in English literature.