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Ready for Jane Austen villains quizzes? Jane Austen is known for her strong heroes and novels: what characters are better known than Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy? Or Emma Woodhouse and Mr. Knight? But her villains are also well-crafted characters. Partly because Austen realizes that the villain, by twisting his mustache, must not be angry, heavy-handed, or maniacally laughing. It’s a pretender trying to sabotage your relationship. Or a boring, snobbish man who imagines you’re in love with him. Or an intrusive father-in-law determined to destroy your fiancées. These are the villains we will most likely recognize from our daily lives, and Austen writes them with specificity and humor that makes these villains a pleasure to read on the page.
That’s part of why these books are so loved and why so many of Jane Austen’s retellings appear year after year. And why so many readers (including the one who writes this post) feel so attached to her characters. But before I start this Jane Austen villain quiz, let me warn you. None of the results are good. I mean, who wants to think about what they look like to dishonest individuals like Mr. Wickham or Mr. Willoughby? Or proud and domineering as Lady Catherine de Bourgh? Or such a boring fool as Mr. Elton? I will repeat. There are no good options. So proceed to the Jane Austen Rogue Quiz with your caution!
- Oh no! You are Mr. Wickham from Pride and Prejudice. Charming, beautiful, communicative and … a liar who doesn’t want to ruin lives to get what he wants. The bright side is that there are no good options in this quiz.
- Oh no! You are Caroline Bingley from Pride and Prejudice. Talented, fashionable, ambitious and … selfish, two-faced snob. The bright side is that there are no good options in this quiz.
- Oh no! You are Lady Catherine de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice. Self-confident, intelligent, loyal to his family and… a rude, proud person who interferes in the affairs of everyone else. The bright side is that there are no good options in this quiz.
- Oh no! You are Lucy Steele from Sensitivity and sensitivity. An attractive, friendly, ambitious and… insidious, manipulative liar. The bright side is that there are no good options in this quiz.
- Oh no! You are Mr. Elton from Emma. Nice looking, friendly, ambitious and… horrible, selfish dullard. The bright side is that there are no good options in this quiz.
- Oh no! You are Mr. Willoughby from Sensitivity and sensitivity. Good looking, smart, adventurous, romantic and … selfish, disloyal bastard. The bright side is that there are no good options in this quiz.
Don’t blame me if you don’t like the results! I warned you. And you can take the quiz as many times as you want … there are no good choices. For more interesting quizzes, try the most difficult Jane Austen quiz or find out which Bennet sister Pride and Prejudice or Jane Austen is a secondary character.