The Little Match Girl


Hans Christian Andersen

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The Little Match Girl Characters

The Little Match Girl

The Little Match Girl is a child who is selling matches in the cold streets of an unnamed city on New Year’s Eve. She hasn’t sold a single match all day, and while she is… read analysis of The Little Match Girl


The Little Match Girl’s deceased grandmother. She is described as “the only person who had ever loved or been kind to the child.” In the Little Match Girl’s vision of her kind grandmother, the… read analysis of Grandmother


The Little Match Girl’s father appears in the story in passing, when she mentions that she doesn’t dare escape the cold by going home on New Year’s Eve. She hasn’t earned even a cent… read analysis of Father