Jane Austen Characters, Sense and Sensibility
Who is Who in Sense and Sensiblity
Miss Elinor Dashwood, is the sensible sister of Marianne and Margaret, eldest daughter of Mrs. Henry Dashwood. As the eldest of the three sisters, she is a model of sense and goodness.
Miss Marianne Dashwood, is the sensitive sister of Elinor and Margaret, middle daughter of Mrs. Henry Dashwood. Impetuous, irrepressible, and irresponsible, she becomes an easy prey to a predatory lover.
Mr. Edward Ferrars, is the eldest son of Mrs. Ferrars, and brother of Fanny Dashwood. By honoring a promise he made as an adolescent, he risks total destitution.
Colonel Christopher Brandon, is a long-time army friend of Sir John Middleton, and a compassionate good friend of the Dashwood ladies. Though quiet in demeanor he carries turbulent inner pain which gives him understanding about the vulnerabilities of young women.
Mr. John Willoughby, is dashing young man that sweeps Marianne off her feet, and is a frequent visitor of Barton cottage. But as the story unfolds, his character also unfolds for everyone to see.
Mrs. Jennings, is the mother-in-law of Sir John Middleton, aunt of the Steele sisters, and friend of the Dashwood ladies.
Miss Lucy Steele, is the plotting and malicious cousin of Charlotte Palmer and Lady Middleton, and a niece of Mrs. Jennings.
Mrs. Henry Dashwood, is the mother of Elinor, Marianne, Margaret, and the stepmother of John Dashwood.
Miss Margaret Dashwood, is the youngest sister of Elinor and Marianne; youngest daughter of Mrs. Henry Dashwood.
Mr. John Dashwood, is the half-brother of Elinor, Marianne, and Margaret, and stepson of Mrs. Henry Dashwood. He is also the husband of the greedy and uncaring Fanny Dashwood.
Mrs. Fanny Dashwood, is the wife of John Dashwood, sister-in-law to Elinor, Marianne and Margaret. She is also the sister of Edward and Robert Farrars.
Mr. Robert Ferrars, is the younger brother of Edward and Fanny Dashwood.
Sir John Middleton, is a cousin of Mrs. Henry Dashwood, owner of Barton Park and Barton cottage; he rescues the Dashwood ladies by renting to them Barton Cottage at a low price. He is also the husband of Lady Middleton.
Lady Middleton, is the wife of Sir John Middleton, daughter of Mrs. Jennings, sister of Charlotte Palmer, cousin of the Steele sisters.
Mr. Palmer, is the husband of Charlotte, and son-in-law of Mrs. Jennings.
Mrs. Charlotte Palmer, is the wife of Mr. Palmer, sister of Lady Middleton, daughter of Mrs. Jennings
Miss Anne Steele, is sister of Lucy Steele, cousin of Charlotte Palmer and Lady Middleton, niece of Mrs. Jennings.