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Professor Bradley Greenburg of Northeastern Illinois University explains the main characters in Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice.
|Elizabeth Bennet||Elizabeth, also known as Lizzy, is the second oldest of the five Bennet sisters and a keen observer of the personalities that interact in her social circle. Read More||witty, lively, confident|
|Fitzwilliam Darcy||Darcy, or Mr. Darcy, is a wealthy and proud man who initially seems aloof and snobbish but is ultimately proven to be an honorable and generous person. Read More||proud, sincere|
|Jane Bennet||Jane Bennet, Elizabeth's confidante, is the eldest and loveliest of the five Bennet girls and also the most kind-hearted and trusting. Read More||gentle, trusting|
|Mr. Bennet||Mr. Bennet is a member of the lesser gentry. He has a biting wit and little interest in the emotional needs of his wife and five unmarried daughters. Read More||disengaged, mocking|
|Charles Bingley||Charles Bingley, the son of a wealthy industrialist, is Mr. Darcy's best friend. When he leases the estate of Netherfield, he sets the novel's plot in motion. Read More||pleasant, well-meaning, pliant|
|Lydia Bennet||Lydia, the youngest Bennet daughter, is immature, self-absorbed, and irresponsible. Read More||immature, impulsive|
|George Wickham||George Wickham is a militia officer, a handsome gold digger who ends up running off with and marrying Lydia Bennet. Read More||dishonest, charming|
|Mrs. Bennet||Mrs. Bennet is the frivolous wife of Mr. Bennet. The mother of five daughters, her primary concern is to find suitable—that is, wealthy—husbands for her children.||shallow, talkative, unsophisticated|
|Charlotte Lucas||Charlotte is Elizabeth's dear friend. She is more pragmatic than romantic and is willing to marry for security rather than love.||kind, practical|
|Catherine Bennet||Catherine, also known as Kitty, is the fourth Bennet daughter. She especially enjoys joining her younger sister in flirting with soldiers.||lively, easygoing|
|Mary Bennet||Mary Bennet, the middle daughter, is less lively than her sisters and prefers to distinguish herself through accomplishments, like reading and practicing piano.||bookish, serious, pedantic|
|Caroline Bingley||Miss Bingley is Charles's sister, a social climber who is jealous of Elizabeth's hold on Darcy and unenthusiastic about her brother's attraction to Jane, a member of the lower end of the gentry class.||insincere, plotting|
|Mr. Collins||Mr. Collins, a clergyman and the Bennet cousin destined to inherit Longbourn, behaves like a pompous fool around everyone except aristocrats, whom he fawns over.||pompous, foolish, obsequious|
|Lady Catherine de Bourgh||Lady Catherine is a haughty noblewoman, Mr. Darcy's aunt, and the patron of Mr. Collins, having granted him the parish that provides his living.||snobbish, self-assured, meddling|
|Mr. Gardiner||A well-mannered example of the rising merchant class, Mr. Gardiner is Mrs. Bennet's brother.||helpful, sensible|
|Mrs. Gardiner||Mrs. Gardiner is Mrs. Bennet's sister-in-law and is very attentive to her five Bennet nieces.||caring, gracious|
|Georgiana Darcy||Georgiana, Mr. Darcy's sister and twelve years his junior, is a shy teenager and an accomplished musician.||shy, sweet, impressionable|
|Sir William Lucas||Sir William Lucas is a friend of the Bennet family, Charlotte Lucas's father, and resident of Lucas Lodge. He is an affable neighbor though a bit vain about his knighthood.||friendly, vain|
|Mrs. Hurst||Mrs. Hurst is Charles Bingley's sister. She is arrogant, conceited, and married to Mr. Hurst.||arrogant, conceited|
|Mr. Hurst||Mr. Hurst is Charles Bingley's brother-in-law. He looks like a gentleman but is in fact only interested in eating.||indolent, preoccupied with food|
|Colonel Fitzwilliam||Darcy's cousin and the younger son of an earl, Colonel Fitzwilliam is a congenial character who is evidently charmed by Elizabeth Bennet.||friendly, honorable|
|Mrs. Philips||Mrs. Philips, Mrs. Bennet's sister and every bit as frivolous, lives in the town of Meryton, where the Bennet girls frequently visit her.||unsophisticated, gossipy|
|Mrs. Annesley||Mrs. Annesley is companion to Georgiana, Darcy's younger sister.||courteous|