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#5: Kitty Bennet
Nothing personal against Kitty, but she's quite frankly boring. As Jane presents her, she apparently follows blindly where Lydia leads. And she coughs a lot, getting on her mother's poor nerves. But mainly she just doesn't feel very fleshed out, and I've never been able to form an attachment to her - as Jane has written her. (Now Kitty in Austenesque literature often has much more appeal).
#4: Mr. Elliott
Not the elder Mr. Elliott, but the younger - Mr. William Elliott. He's the smarmy cousin trying to marry into the family's good graces (and supposed fortune), but unlike Mr. Collins, Mr. Elliott is a creeper. He's ridiculous, but also sleezy. Slimy. A weasel. He doesn't have the redeeming qualities of Mr. Collins, and mores the shame.
I know, I know. I'm the weird one - but I've yet to fall under the spell of handsome, charming Willoughby. While Wickham had me hoodwinked a little at the beginning, I've always distrusted Willoughby. He's too good. Too pretty. Too charming. Too perfect. It's gotta be an act, you know? Nope, definitely not a fan of Willoughby.
#2: Anne Elliott
#1: Fanny Price
Oh. My. Word. I thought I disliked Anne, but at least Anne had some semblance of a life! In comparison to Fanny Price, Anne Elliott is a Belle of Society! And maybe even an outspoken scandal. Sheesh, Fanny, you definitely take the cake when it comes to "heroines" who just lay down and play dead, responding to every beck and call and accepting whatever junk is dished out. And don't forget the whole "big cousin who ignores me, but I love him blindly because he took the time to mold me when I was little and is super patronizing and condescending when he remembers me - so gracious, I'm so blessed to have Edmund." Sorry, but Fanny really annoyed me. She gives me the shivers.