[dropcap type=”circle” color=”#ffffff” background=”#65629b”]M[/dropcap]arilla is Anne’s adoptive mother and Matthew’s sister. She is a spinster with a stern, no-nonsense attitude. But underneath it all, she has a soft and loving heart. Marilla sometimes has trouble understanding high-spirited Anne and usually doesn’t believe a word of her fanciful stories. But she is very proud of her Anne and loves her deeply.