Who are the characters of The Gold Bug and their descriptions?

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William Legrand: He is a well-educated man but had fallen on hard times and is poor when the story begins. He chooses to live isolated from the world in a small hut he built on Sullivan's Island, not too far from Charleston, South Carolina. He has sudden mood swings, alternating between enthusiasm and depression. His servant and the narrator thinks he may be insane because he was bitten by a gold bug. He's very intelligent as he's able to figure out the cryptogram of Captain Kidd. We learn he has a playful side when he tells the narrator he really didn't need to use the gold bug. He used it to punish the narrator for thinking he had gone mad.

Narrator: A physician who tends to...

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