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The wealthy, best friend of Charles Bingley who at first is proud, rude, and unpleasant; after falling in love with Elizabeth, he is shown to be discreet, shrewd, generous, and magnanimous; in the end, he wins Elizabeth’s love.
The younger sister of Fitzwilliam Darcy who is shy, reserved, and warm-hearted.
The trusted housekeeper of Mr. Darcy.
The cousin of Mr. Darcy who is handsome and well-mannered.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Mr. Darcy’s aunt who is arrogant, over-bearing, domineering, interfering, vulgar and affected; she cannot tolerate any opposition.
Ann de Bourgh
Lady Catherine’s daughter who is sickly and coddled by her mother and who has no mind of her own.
Ann de Bourgh’s teacher.
Mr. Bingley’s unmarried sister, who is snobbish, conceited, scheming and jealous.
Bingley’s married sister who lives a lazy, purposeless life.
Bingley’s brother-in-law, who is lazy and purposeless, like his wife.
A seemingly charming man with attractive manners, who is really selfish, unprincipled, extravagant and prone to gambling; he is the villain of the novel, who elopes with Lydia Bennet
Sir William and Lady Lucas
Neighbors and friends of the Bennet family and parents of Charlotte.
The eldest daughter in the Lucas family who is plain, practical, intelligent and absolutely unromantic; she is a very close friend of Elizabeth.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner
Mrs. Bennet’s brother and his wife who are sensible and refined; Mrs. Gardiner is a confidante of Jane and Elizabeth Bennet.
Mrs. Bennet’s sister, who is as vulgar and ridiculous as her sister; her husband is an attorney.
An acquaintance of the Bennet family.
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