Protagonist of the novel
- Described by her father as a prideful person
- Intelligent, headstrong, and witty--but lacking in stricking beauty
- Opinionated and knows what she wants out of life
- The least superficial of the women at Longbourne, and the one to realize the true value of life
- She is presented as a very sweet personality, always cheerful and kind.
- Her sweetness of character is most clearly seen in her charitable attitude to everyone
- Mrs. Bennet's favorite daughter
- The Bennet sister looked upon as the most agreeable, and maritally acceptable
very musical and considered dull
- She is not pretty, and so has attempted to compensate
for her lack of beauty by making herself intellectually appealing.
- Mary's speeches reflect her character - like her they are dull. She tends to speak in complex sentences.
- Kitty is the least important of the Bennet sisters
to the plot of the novel.
- She tries to copy everything her sisters do.
- Lydia is selfish,
and she uses people so that she may get what wants
- She shows no gratitude.
She is vain and wishes only to be noticed and admired.
- She loves social functions
and in her pursuit of pleasure she has plenty of energy.
Mr. Charles Bingley-
Mr. Collins is pompous and full of self-importance.
He is a flatterer, and studies how to deliver the most appropriate
Though rather ridiculous, he is socially respectable and acceptable.
- On the surface, Wickham is attractive: he is handsome
and has gentleman manners. But these manners are only for appearances, and he lacks truly good manners.
- He is a completely self-possessed.
- He is also a hypocrite, and his words are always
contradicted by his behaviour and actions.
- He is selfish. He is totally lacking in honour,
and runs away from paying gambling debts.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
- Lady Catherine's character is little developed, but her pride is clearly huge.
- She is mercenary, overbearing, selfish and bullying.
a friend of Mr. Bingley and a young man of wealth.
interest of Elizabeth Bennet
full of himself, and exhibits both pride and prejudice toward others.
(this page by BN)