Pride and Prejudice Characters, Ranked
In the midst of my upteenth reread of this novel and caught the 2005 movie on tv tonight. Love love love Jane Austen and the gifts she has given us in the form of her characters 🙌🏻
- •Ms. Elizabeth BennetA hopeless romantic with an ample amount of sass and loyalty. Her intelligence paired with her beauty are secondary to how incredibly and deeply passionate she is.
- •Ms. Jane BennetThe epitome of sunshine in human form. The shy, sensible, and much sweeter compliment to her younger sister. Her determination to see the best in others makes her a literary treasure.
- •Mr. Fitzwilliam DarcyBasically every straight woman's dream man I think. Worth at least 10,000 a year is just a bonus to his broodiness and most ardent love.
- •Mr. Charles BingleyThe friendly and sweet foil to Darcy, the complement to Jane—another person who embodies sunshine. His lack of experience and resolve make him slightly easy to manipulate, which does not detract from his charming nature but does make him slightly more frustrating than preferable.
- •Mr. BennetDedicated to the happiness of his daughters while remaining determined that they each keep their own uniqueness which make them individuals. A good father whose lack of discipline to his daughters is sometimes seen as a hindrance to their futures.
- •Ms. Mary BennetNot super bright but tries very hard to be wise. The only plain daughter of the group, I don't have anything against her or for her, it just must be super hard to be the "other" daughter. Yikes.
- •Ms. Kitty BennetShadowed often by Lydia for whatever reason, she is actually a delightful character who grows from a giggling school girl to an improved woman by the end of the novel. Keep killing it Kitty 👏🏻
- •Mrs. BennetJust trying her best out there with FIVE daughters. Her narrow mindedness and defensiveness are frustrating and often embarassing to her daughters but damn is she good at making a match.
- •Ms. Georgiana DarcyNarrowly escapes the claws of Wickham, goes through a state of complete heartbreak, is extremely close to her brother and exceedingly kind to Elizabeth—even at her young age she is one of the most mature and sweetest characters in the book. Reminds me of a young Jane, I feel as if Elizabeth could only have been bettered by gaining her as a sister-in-law.
- •Ms. Charlotte LucasMarries for money proudly with the knowledge that at 27 years (with a decidedly plain face) that she is lucky to have Mr. Collins' invitation. Whether or not Collins goes after Elizabeth's best friend as any sort of revenge is not prominently discussed in the novel but I still raise my eyebrows at this pairing (without any judgement in Charlotte though, you do what you gotta do girl 👌🏻).
- •Ms. Caroline BingleyIntolerable. Literally NO with this snob. No. I mean I get it because we all want Darcy but stop no.
- •Ms. Lydia BennetHeadstrong as hell, easily seduced and misled by Wickham. Selfish with little remorse for the disgrace she casts upon her family. Stop little girl stop.
- •Mr. William CollinsLol nope. Privileged, entitled, and overall has a vibe of nope-ness about him.
- •Lady Catherine DarcySelfish human alert
- •Mr. George WickhamFuck you dude you suck.