Master Abraham Slender is Justice Shallow’s nephew, a rich and foolish man who wishes to marry Anne Page.
Far from being the brightest, he keeps a notebook with good lines to use on women, but forgets to bring it with him and is left dependent on his uncle’s promptings to try and woo Anne, with limited success. He relies on Shallow for almost everything, and it is his misfortune that his uncle is not much brighter than he is himself. He agrees with Page’s suggestion that he run off with Anne during the final prank on Falstaff, but never considers that she might trick him. Blond and tall, he has a weak face and a small beard, and struts when he walks.