Algernon Montcrieff--a charming, idle, though intelligent dandy. He is morally agnostic and chronically selfish, living solely for the amusing things in life.
Cecily Cardew--an incorrigible ingenue, obsessed with the idea of wickedness, but incapable of realizing it. She lives half in a fantasy world much like that of Algernon's. She is apparently decorative with a hidden depth of mind which makes her a perfect match for him.