Matthew is a very shy and quiet person. He doesn’t like women very much because he never felt comfortable around them. He enjoys working by himself on the Green Gables land.
His first impression of Anne is amusement. Despite his timid nature he immediately takes to Anne and convinces Marilla to let Anne stay at Green Gables. Matthew and Anne have a special relationship. He would love to spoil Anne if Marilla would let him. Usually he does his best to defend and support Anne. He is immediately a “kindred spirit” to Anne.