Important Characters in A Little Princess
Sara Crewe is a girl who can stand up for herself and for others in selflessness and in kindness. This is a mature girl who, even in times of difficulty, can try to be imaginative and show her optimism in any situation.
Captain Ralph Crewe was the father of Sara Crewe. He was young and full of fun, and he never tired of hearing Sara’s queer speeches. He was a rash, innocent young man. The captain always gave everything to his child, very much spoiling her in so much ways.
Miss Minchin was very much like the house that held the Seminary for Young Ladies. Indeed, she was tall, dull, respectable and ugly. She had large, cold fishy eyes, along with her smile. She cares much about a large deal of money when given to her for her benefit.
Miss Amelia, the sister of Miss Minchin, was fat and dumpy, and stood very much in awe of her sister. Even though she was the better-natured person among the two, she, however, never failed to obey Miss Minchin.
Lavinia Herbert was thirteen and felt quite grown up when Sara arrived. Her attitude includes being egocentric and very arrogant. She was, in fact, spiteful. She was inordinately jealous of Sara. She was always mad at or bad-mouthing Sara, whether she was rich or poor. With her being the eldest among the children, she saw to it that she be the leader in school. Along with this is because she was capable of making herself extremely disagreeable if the others did not follow her. She was the best-dressed pupil before Sara came. Every ounce of anger she had was mostly because of Sara becoming a leader too—without having to be disagreeable.
Ermengarde St. John was fat, slow and little. Lessons, to her, were no easy matter, and there was no danger of her being spoiled by being treated as a show pupil. She was burdened with the academic expectations from a lot of people, especially her father, for he was very clever indeed. She was an unmistakable dull creature; the monumental dunce of the school, and it could not be denied. Sara made a friend out of her and throughout her highs and lows, they stuck together.
Lottie Legh was one of the younger children that adored Sara. Having a life with a dead mother, she worshiped Sara to such an extent that if Sara had not been a motherly person, she would have found her tiresome. Definitely she was a crybaby, for she cries like a spoiled brat when she doesn’t get what she wants. But Sara, being the person who can see the good in almost everyone, befriended her and became Lottie’s ‘adopted mother.’
Becky was so timid that if one chanced to speak to her it appeared as if her poor frightened eyes would jump out of her head. She was a fourteen-year old, although so stunted in growth that she seemed as if she were twelve. She had a dingy little figure, with a smudgy face and believed that she was not as important as the other little girls that lived in the seminary. Sara met her when Becky accidentally slept near the hearth. Sara, unlike other older girls, welcomed and befriended Becky.
Ram Dass was a lascar that lived next door to the seminary. He served the Indian gentleman and became a friend of Sara's later in the story. He was 'The Magic' that helped Sara and Becky become healthy and much more positive in the days that followed.
Anne was the beggar seen in Chapter 13 (One of the Populace) and Chapter 19 (Anne). She was hungrier than Sara in the first chapter we saw her in, and had no manners.
Mr. Tom Carrisford was a friend of Captain Ralph Crewe. He had been searching for two years and had always felt that he was the cause of the death of his friend. When he found Sara, he was ecstatic and felt better already.