Elective Affinities; Characters

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Charlotte

Charlotte is a lovely Victorian woman. She is married for a while to a man, with whom she has a daughter named Luciana. After her husband dies, Charlotte returns to her childhood sweetheart, Edward, and they get married. Charlotte is a rational, thoughtful woman, who has great control over her feelings and actions. When Edward says or does anything insensitive, she ignores it. Charlotte soon notices the attraction between Edward and Ottilie and at first thinks that it is harmless and amusing. Later, when she understands the situation better, Charlotte renounces her feelings for the Captain, determined to bring her marriage back to life. She puts up with no end of obvious slights, as Edward and Ottilie blame her for keeping them apart. After Charlotte's baby has died, Charlotte takes all guilt upon herself and tries to give Edward to Ottilie. In the end, Charlotte feels that her...

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