Characters: Persuasion

Anne Elliot

"All the privilege I claim for my own sex (it is not a very enviable one; you need not covet it) is that of loving longest, when existence or when hope is gone."

  • Black Sheep: Her family considers her the odd one — who is not handsome, not pursuing the right relations, not caring about wealth and aristocracy.
  • I Am Not Pretty: She lost the beauty of youth when her relationship with Wentworth broke.
  • I Regret Nothing: She eventually decides that in spite of the pain it caused her and Wentworth, she was right to bow to others' opinions by not marrying him when they were young.
  • I Was Quite a Looker: She was very pretty when she was younger — a teenager and in her early twenties. Her loss of love cost her her bloom and she's considered rather plain, but elegant. Her looks improve considerably when she gets happier.
  • Love Dodecahedron: She's involved in one. Charles Musgrove loved her, but married her sister. She loves Captain Wentworth who used to love her as well but now thinks he might love Louisa or Henrietta. Captain Benwick is obviously infatuated with her and she doesn't find him too shabby either. Her cousin William loves her as well and she's tempted to return the affection.
  • Missing Mom: Lady Elliot died when Anne was a young teen-aged girl. She misses her mother dearly as she was the only one in her family who loved her. It's hinted they shared love for music.
  • New Old Flame: To Captain Wentworth. They used to be engaged and the chemistry is still there, despite the fact that Captain Wentworth chooses to ignore her at first.
  • Old Maid: She's twenty-seven and not married yet. That was a dangerous age when a woman would be considered to becoming an old maid.
  • The One That Got Away: Till Captain shows up again, Anne suffers from this trope a lot. She has done so for eight years. She's never met Captain Wentworth's equal and refused Charles Musgrove's offer. Justified by the fact that she never got beyond her social circle in the country.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Elliot family; she is far more responsible and clear-headed than her father or sister.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: Rather, Parental Substitute Marriage Veto.
  • Proper Lady: She's very caring and a sweet lady.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality
  • The Quiet One: She's not very lively or spirited. However, she has an elegant mind and when she speaks, it's sensible and nice.
  • The Stoic: She thinks she has to appear strong to her friends and acquaintances, but she often suffers serious emotional turmoil inside.
  • The Unfavorite: She definitely The Unfavourite to her father, Sir Walter. To him, she is only Anne, unimportant second daughter who is not beautiful enough or vain enough, who will never marry, or never marry a suitable man.
  • White Sheep: She, along with her late mother, were the only exemplary members of the Elliot Family.

Captain Frederick Wentworth

  • The Captain: Everybody loves the captain! He's a very successful