Margaret - The narrator describes this main character as pretty, but often the other characters hint that this person's looks are disappointing in comparison to both of this person's parents.
John Thornton - This death of this character's father forces this character to quit school early and work in a factory. Eventually, this person works up the ladder, earning enough money to become a master and run the mill house.
Richard Hale - This person begins the novel as a reverend, but religious doubts force this person to move with family away from their beloved New Forest home and to the harsher climes of the industrial North.
Maria Hale - This character is described by another as a beautiful person who once played a major role in the London social scene. Ideally, this person would have liked to stay in London, but eventually moves to Helstone.
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