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Great Expectations Character Descriptions

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Character Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Arthur - This character leaves his fiancee at the wedding and later dies of fright.

Biddy - This character is gentle, loving, soft-spoken, wise, and works as a tutor before getting married.

Compeyson - This character is the scoundrel who arranges an affair between a man and a rich girl in order to get the girl's fortune. He also testifies in court about an earlier scheme that failed.

Bentley Drummle - This character is no gentleman, but is a rude and lazy man who teases his roommate and earns the nick-name...

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This section contains 671 words
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