Study Guide

Emma Characters

By Jane Austen

Emma Woodhouse

Almost 21, witty, and altogether charming, Emma Woodhouse has never learned to follow...

Mr. Knightley

Let’s face it – no one in their right mind would ever think of Mr. Knightley as just...

Harriet Smith

At seventeen, Harriet Smith is the star pupil of Mrs. Goddard’s academy. It makes us wonder...

Frank Churchill

Ah, Frank. What can we say about him that hasn’t been said already? No, seriously. When...

Jane Fairfax

Since we just talked about Frank, we might as well start where we left off: why does Jane stick...

Mr. Woodhouse

If you’ve ever had a great-aunt who always makes you wear sweaters (even in summer) and...

Mrs. Elton

We’ve got to admit, Mrs. Elton may be one of our favorite characters of all time. The woman...

Mr. Elton

If "Who’s going to marry Harriet?" were a gameshow, Mr. Elton would be contestant #1. Just...

Robert Martin

Robert Martin is climbing the social ladder – but not in the creepy way that Mrs. Elton is....

Miss Bates

Miss Bates becomes a sort of horror story in the novel. Well, maybe that’s not exactly...

Mrs. Weston

Mrs. Weston is living the dream – that is, if the dream is finally getting a house and a...

Mr. Weston

Mr. Weston, a former army captain, has finally managed to earn enough to buy his own land and...

Mr. John Knightley

Mr. John Knightley is Mr. Knightley’s younger brother (we can tell because only the eldest...

Isabella Knightley

Isabella’s actually a pretty minor character in Emma, which is interesting, because Austen...