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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 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 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 is Anne’s best friend. She is described as being kind and pretty, but for lacking Anne’s fiery personality.
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.
Mrs. Rachel Lynde
One of Anne's most outspoken naighbours, Mrs. Lynde disaproves of Anne's wild attitude and often lectures her on her morals. She lives with her husband Thomas, a mild mannered man, and maintains a mutal respect and contentious freindship with Marilla.
A stern and often unforgiving woman, as well as the mother of Diane. She is harsh when it comes to the rules she expects her family to follow.
The younger sister of Diane. she becomes ill with the croup during a period when Mrs Barry has forbinden Diane's freindship with Anne. However, when Anne saves the childs life, the two girls are finaly allowed to rekindle their friendship.
Miss Muriel Stacy
One of Anne's teachers, as well as her mentor figure. She is well liked by her students, however her liberal teaching methods often come under fire from some of the more conserative mebers of town.
Avonlea's minister. A good man, well respected by the comunity.
The minister's wife and another metor firgure in Anne's life. Mrs. Allen is very young and beautiful, respected by the town for her kindness.
The rich old Aunt of Diana who likes Anne for her active imagination and wit. She often invites Anne to stay with her, as Anne challenges her where others would give into her demands due only to her age and finances, somthing that bores her greatly.
A friend of Anne. Ruby likes to share what she has learned about growing from her older sisters, however she is often histerical. She prioritses her many boyfriends over her studies.
A friends of Annes, a very sensible but often simple girl. Although she is not particularly pretty, she has a very resolute girl.
The Pie family has a reputation for bad manners and vainity and Josie is no different. She dilikes Anne ans is jelous of her popularity.
Anne's forst teacher, diliked by his students. He often unfairly picks on Anne.
Anne's classmate. Charlie had a crush on Anne from their school days.
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“I was eleven last March,” said Anne, resigning herself to bald facts with a little sigh. “And I was born in Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. My father’s name was Walter Shirley, and he was a teacher in the Bolingbroke High School. My ...