Important Characters of English Literary Works

In the table below, there are some major and influential characters of English Literature. It has been designed especially for the 40th and next  BCS Preliminary candidates.

Literary Works Author Important Characters
The Tempest (Comedy) Shakespeare Prospero, Miranda, Ferdinand, Caliban, Ariel
Measure for Measure (Problem Play) Shakespeare Isabella, Juliet, Lucio, Angelo, Claudio
Macbeth (Tragedy) Shakespeare Macbeth, Lady Macbeth (most powerful lady character of Shakespeare), Duncan, Banquo, the Three Witches
Merchant of Venice (Comedy) Shakespeare Shylock, Antonio, Bassanio, Portia, Jessica
King Lear (Tragedy) Shakespeare King Lear, Cordelia, Goneril, Regan
Hamlet (Tragedy) Shakespeare Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, Gertrude
Othello (Tragedy) Shakespeare Othello, Desdemona, Iago (Shakespeare’s most infamous villain)
Twelfth Night (Comedy) Shakespeare Viola, Duke Orsino, Malvolio, Olivia, Sebastian
As You Like It (Comedy) Shakespeare Rosalind, Orlando, Jaques, Celia, Duke Senior
Doctor Faustus (Tragedy) Christopher Marlowe Faustus, Mephistopheles
Paradise Lost (Epic) John Milton Adam, Eve, Satan (most infamous villain of all times)
Volpone (Comedy) Ben Jonson Volpone, Mosca, Celia
Tess of the D’Urbervilles (Novel) Thomas Hardy Tess Durbeyfield
Robinson Crusoe (Novel) Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe, Friday, Xury
Gulliver’s Travels (Novel-Satire) Jonathan Swift Gulliver, Blefuscudian, Lilliputians, Yahoos
Death of Salesman (Play-tragedy) Arthur Miller Willy Loman, Linda Loman, Happy Loman
Oliver Twist (Novel) Charles Dickens Oliver Twist, Fagin, Bill Sikes
Great Expectations (Novel) Charles Dickens Pip (Philip Pirrip), Miss Havisham, Estella, Joe Gargery
David Copperfield (Novel) Charles Dickens David Copperfield, Agnes Wickfield, James Steerforth
Anna Karenina (Novel) Leo Tolstoy Anna Karenina, Alexis Karenin
Jane Eyre (Novel) Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre, Edward Rochester
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Poem) S. T. Coleridge The Mariner, the Wedding Guest, Albatross,

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