Short Introduction to Characters in Pride and Prejudice

Main characters in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen are limited and well explained. The main characters in Pride and Prejudice includes: M. Bennet, Mrs. Bennet, Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, Jane Bennett, Catherine Bennett (Kitty), Lydia Bennett, Mary Bennett, Charles Bingley, Caroline Bingley, Mr. and Mrs. Hurst, George Wickham, Lady Catherine De Bourgh, Charlotte Lucas, Colonel Fitzwilliam, Georgiana Darcy, Mr. Collins, Miss De Bourgh, Sir William and Lady Lucas, Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, and, Mr. and Mrs. Phillips,

Short Introduction to Characters in Pride and Prejudice

  • Elizabeth Bennet

Elizabeth Bennet is an intelligent and spirited girl with a sharp wit. She is keen in studying other people’s characters. Initially, she dislikes Darcy for his arrogant and conceited attitude and have sympathies for Wickham but later on she falls in love with Darcy when she observe change in his attitude and his help for Lydia’s marriage.

  • Fitzwilliam Darcy

A handsome, wealthy and proud man who rejects to dance with Elizabeth at a ball but with passage of time he feels a change in himself and falls in love and propose Elizabeth. Initially, she rejects his first proposal and when she realize his true love; she accept her love and marry him.

  • Mr. Bennet

Elizabeth’s father: who does not meddle in his daughters’ marriages. He married unhappily and failed to provide a good financial future for his wife and daughters.

  • Mrs. Bennet

Mrs. Bennet is Elizabeth’s mother. She is foolish and unreserved lady. She always remains in search of husbands for her daughters. She is much worried for her daughters’ future concerns.

  • Jane Bennett

Jane Bennet is the oldest daughter of Bennet family. She is gentle and kind-hearted young girl who is reserved and shares her true feelings only to her sister Elizabeth. She falls in love with Bingley but because of a reserved nature she hardly shares her feelings to him. They marry happily at the end.

  • Catherine Bennett (Kitty)

Kitty is the fourth daughter of Bennet family. She is peevish in nature and joins her sister Lydia in flirting with soldiers.

  • Lydia Bennett

She is the youngest daughter of Bennet family who is immature and irresponsible. She runs away with Wickham and cause embarrassment for her family. Darcy pays a heavy amount of money to Wickham to marry with Lydia just to save honor of Bennet’s family for sake of his love towards Elizabeth.

  • Mary Bennett

She is third Bennet daughter, who has no social feelings and prefers reading all the time. She does not play an active role in the novel.

  • Charles Bingley

A wealthy, handsome, and good-natured man who falls in love with Jane. Darcy is his close friend who visits Netherfield with him. He is easily influenced by everyone, especially by his friend Darcy. He marries Jane Bennet.

  • Caroline Bingley

Caroline Bingley is Mr. Bingley’s sister, who becomes a friend of Jane and later snubs her. She tries to win Darcy’s heart and is jealous when Darcy falls in love with Elizabeth and proposes her.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Hurst

Mr. and Mrs. Hurst are Bingley’s snobbish sister and brother-in-law. Mrs. Hurst spends most of her time gossiping with Caroline. Mr. Hurst does little more than play cards and sleep.

  • George Wickham

He is handsome, deceptive, and military personnel to whom Elizabeth is initially attracted by his fabricated stories. He finally runs off with Lydia and is forced by Darcy to marry her.

  • Lady Catherine De Bourgh

She is Darcy’s aunt and is arrogant by nature who dominates Mr. Collins and warns Elizabeth to not marry to Darcy because entertains hopes that her daughter will marry him.

  • Miss De Bourgh

She is Lady Catherine’s sickly, bland daughter.

  • Colonel Fitzwilliam

He is Darcy’s refined and pleasant cousin, who likes Elizabeth, but who needs to marry someone with money and high status.

  • Georgiana Darcy

She is affectionate and introverted sister of Darcy.

  • Mr. Collins

He is Mr. Bennet’s ridiculous cousin, who will inherit Longbourn after Mr. Bennet’s death as per rule of the time. He wants to marry Jane then turns his wishes for Elizabeth. When Elizabeth rejects his proposal he marries to Charlotte Lucas.

  • Charlotte Lucas

She is Elizabeth’s rational and intelligent friend, who marries for a secure future and money. Elizabeth dislikes her views on marriage for marrying Mr. Collins for money and security.

  • Sir William and Lady Lucas

They are Charlotte’s parents and reside in the neighborhood of Bennet family.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner

They are Mrs. Bennet’s intelligent and civilized brother and sister-in-law.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Phillips

They are Mrs. Bennet’s brother-in-law, a country attorney, and her sister who is vulgar.