* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Anna Howe, devoted friend who gives unreasonable advice, or [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]] coming from Richardson's subconscious to tell him how people should react to the condition of women? Telling some harsh jokes about some men and trying to hide her feelings for her fiance, or hardened JerkassWoobie misandrist? [[UndyingLOyalty Very attached to her friend]], or plainly [[LesYay in love]]?
** Mrs. Harlowe: sweet woman under the power of her would-be-dictator husband, a well-intentioned but traumatized victim of DomesticAbuse, or a prone-to-{{Wangst}}, weak, pathetic ManipulativeBastard [[AbusiveParents abusive mother]]?
* DracoInLeatherPants: Lovelace. Some people wrote to ask a happy ending for Clarissa and him.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: A modern viewer can't help but wonder what happens during the story, and before it, to Anna Howe, the spirited, funny and fiercely loyal girl who has self-worth and [[TheGhost Mr Hickman]], the fiance who loves her, respects her, and seems to see right through her sometimes abrasive behavior that she is awesome.