The Question and Answer section for The Scarlet Pimpernel is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
L. Blakeney is considered attractive, smart, and witty. When she marries Percy Blakeney, no one's quite sure what she's thinking. Since he's considered a dull turkey and she a renowned socialite, the consensus is that she's married down.
The most notable comparison would be the bloodthirsty, mob mentality of the French depicted throughout the novel. The English, on the other hand, are depicted as level headed, giving, and rational. This in itself is interesting in terms of...
I'm not sure what you mean by "guy".