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 Bennet, Catherine Bennet (Kitty), Lydia Bennet, Mary Bennet, 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
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.
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.
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 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 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 Bennet (Kitty)
Kitty is the fourth daughter of Bennet family. She is peevish and joins her sister Lydia in ﬂirting with soldiers.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
He is Darcy’s refined and pleasant cousin, who likes Elizabeth, but who needs to marry someone with money and high status.
She is affectionate and introverted sister of Darcy.
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.
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 live 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.
Jane Austen: Pride and Prejudice
- Introduction and background to Pride and Prejudice
- What does Pride and Prejudice mean?
- Introduction to main characters in Pride and Prejudice
- Summary of Pride and Prejudice
- Comparative analysis of five Bennet sisters
- Character analysis of Elizabeth Bennet
- Character analysis of Fitzwilliam Darcy
- Why Elizabeth Bennet rejects Mr. Collins’ proposal?
- Why Charlotte Lucas marries Mr. Collins?
- Famous quotes from Pride and Prejudice