The Gradgrind family.
Thomas Gradgrind: The .
Thomas Gradgrind, Jr.: Eldest son of Thomas and Mrs Gradgrind and generally known by the name Tom.
Tom is an apprentice at Bounderby’s bank, but his excessive gambling and spending habits lead him to rob it and implicate Stephen as the suspect.
Louisa Gradgrind: The eldest daughter of Thomas and Mrs Gradgrind.
Jane Gradgrind: Youngest daughter of Thomas and Mrs Gradgrind. Largely raised by Sissy, she avoids some of the emotional turmoil that have affected her brother, Tom and sister, Louisa from the harsh upbringing from their father.
The wealthy and powerful banker and factory owner in Coketown, Bounderby is part of the new class of self-made, rich industrialists in the Victorian Era.