Study Guide

Anne of Green Gables Characters

Anne Shirley

Anne's a character with a capital-C (as well as an "e," naturally). There's no ignoring her. From...

Marilla Cuthbert

How do we begin discussing a hardened, old, kick-butt spinster like Marilla? We're not going...

Matthew Cuthbert

Why is Matthew Cuthbert so freaking loveable? He first comes off as harmless—comical,...

Gilbert Blythe

Though Gilbert Blythe's a major (and majorly evil) character in Anne's mind, we don't get to know...

Diana Barry

No, Anne of Green Gables is too old (and too Victorian) to be a tale about young...

Mrs. Rachel Lynde

It's no mistake that Mrs. Rachel Lynde's the first character we are introduced to. Mrs. Lynde is...

Miss Josephine Barry

Josephine Barry is Diana's great-aunt. We don't get much of her life story in this book, but we...

Anne's Teachers

Mrs. Allan is the new minister's wife who arrives in Avonlea about halfway through the story. She...

Anne's Schoolmates

One-quarter of Anne's squad, Ruby is prone to fits of crying whenever anything exciting happens....

Evil Orphan Drivers

Mrs. Thomas was the woman who scrubbed Anne's parents' house when she was a baby. She took Anne...

Avonlea Townsfolk

This woman is the mother of Diana and a baby named Minnie May. She's very strict with Diana, and...