Anne of Green Gables Characters

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Anne Shirley

Anne, who arrives at the Cuthberts at the age of eleven, was the daughter of two high school teachers, both of whom died from fever. The Cuthberts expect an orphan boy to help with farm chores, but Marilla reluctantly acquiesces to her brother Matthew's desire to keep Anne. Soon, all of Anne's fondest wishes are realized, discovering a bosom friend in Diana Barry, and kindred spirits in Matthew and the new minister's wife, among other cherished kinships. Anne has a fertile imagination, is deeply sentimental and being a romantic at heart has a flair for the dramatic. She both charms and delights with her precocious chatter. The little girl who had a hard luck life previous to making her home at Green Gables, struggles to be good and see the best in everyone, and is sensitive to the beauty of her natural surroundings. A clever girl, she...

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