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Margaret

Margaret is the main character of the story and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. hale. The narrator describes her as pretty, but often the other characters hint that her looks are disappointing in comparison to both her parents. Nevertheless, she gets a lot of male attention. First, Henry Lennox asks for her hand and then later she wins the admiration of many of the men in Milton, and eventually the love of John Thornton. The main reason for her popularity is her cheerful and spirited demeanor.

Margaret had a privileged upbringing. In her early years, she lived near the New Forest in a village called Helstone with her brother Frederick, her Reverend father, Richard, her high society mother, Maria and a collection of servants. When she was old enough, Margaret moved to London to live with her Aunt Shaw and cousin Edith.

So given her upbringing it...

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