Sir Benjamin Backbite
Backbite is a suitor to Marie. He is a gossip who will slander anyone, even those he does not know. Lady Sneerwell admires Backbite's wit and poetry. Backbite is an especially malicious character, whose rude behavior is encouraged in the company of his uncle, Lady Sneerwell, and Mrs. Candour.
Sir Harry Bumper
Toby is one of Charles' s friends who spends his time drinking, gambling, and singing.
Mrs. Candour is a good-natured and friendly gossip, whose talkative nature makes her dangerous, since she spreads slander more effectively than Backbite or Crabtree.
Careless is one of Charles's friends. He plays auctioneer when the family pictures are sold to Mr. Premium.
Crabtree is Backbite's uncle and as big a gossip as his nephew.
Maria is Sir Peter's wealthy ward. She is in love with Charles and he is in love with her. Her nature is sweet, and she is very disturbed at the vicious gossip she encounters at social functions. Although Maria is considered a principle character, she has only a small role in the play.
Moses is the moneylender who has been lending money to Charles. He has tried to help Charles with his money problems and bring his spending under control. Moses is honest...
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