Description of Captain Carter

Captain Carter

Physical Appearance: None mentioned in the novel.

Character Description and Analysis:  He is a minor character, a militia officer stationed in Meryton12. Lydia Bennet, one of the younger Bennet sisters, expresses her admiration for Captain Carter12. However, the novel does not provide a detailed character analysis for Captain Carter as he is not a central character. His role is mainly to contribute to the excitement of the militia’s arrival in Meryton

Character Mentions: Captain Carter is mentioned 4 times in the novel and all in chapters 7 and 8.

Chapter  7

Catherine was disconcerted, and made no answer; but Lydia, with perfect indifference, continued to express her admiration of Captain Carter, and her hope of seeing him in the course of the day, as he was going the next morning to London.


“Mamma,” cried Lydia, “my aunt says that Colonel Forster and Captain Carter do not go so often to Miss Watson’s as they did when they first came; she sees them now very often standing in Clarke’s library.”


“We will go as far as Meryton with you,” said Catherine and Lydia. Elizabeth accepted their company, and the three young ladies set off together.

“If we make haste,” said Lydia, as they walked along, “perhaps we may see something of Captain Carter, before he goes.”

Chapter 8

Lydia declared herself satisfied. “Oh yes—it would be much better to wait till Jane was well; and by that time, most likely, Captain Carter would be at Meryton again. And when you have given your ball,” she added, “I shall insist on their giving one also. I shall tell Colonel Forster it will be quite a shame if he does not.”

Quotations:  Captain Carter has no dialogue in the novel.

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