Anne of Green Gables Characters

Anne of Green Gables Character List

Anne Shirley

Anne Shirley, the protagonist of Anne of Green Gables, is a red-headed orphan who ends up being adopted by Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. Anne has trouble growing accustomed to social etiquette and the expectations placed on her by the adults in her life. However, she is very intelligent and high-spirited, and can be described as both stubborn and determined.

Marilla Cuthbert

Marilla Cuthbert is Anne’s adoptive mother and the sister of Matthew Cuthbert. She is strict and often comes off as cold and stern, but she cares deeply for Anne.

Matthew Cuthbert

Matthew Cuthbert is Anne’s adoptive father and the brother of Marilla Cuthbert. He has a strange fear of women, but takes a great liking to Anne shortly after her arrival. He is very shy, but Anne feels that he understands her and that she can trust him.

Diana Berry

Diana Berry is Anne’s best friend. She is described as being kind and pretty, but for lacking Anne’s fiery personality.

Gilbert Blythe

Gilbert Blythe is Anne’s classmate who teases her about her red hair, provoking her into hitting him with a slate. The two develop a rivalry which last several years, but end up on better terms after entering Queen’s Academy, and eventually become close friends.

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