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Meet the Cast
Victor’s character is complicated. He grows from a young, innocent, hopeful boy into a jaded, vindictive, vengeful man. Driven by a desire for knowledge and an exploratory nature, Victor̵...
The monster comes into the world by a pretty terrible set of circumstances. He has the strength of a giant, yet an infant mind. He has a gentle nature, yet his physical defects hide his goodness an...
In many ways, Walton’s story parallels that of Victor’s. He is an exploratory man by nature, on an expedition to the North Pole to make some kind of discovery. Unfortunately, his ship g...
Henry is Victor’s friend and traveling companion. He attends the university of Ingelstadt with him and nurses him back to health when he falls ill. He travels with Victor on his two-year jour...
Elizabeth is adopted by Caroline Frankenstein when she is five from a family of poor Italian people. She is beautiful and sweet. She is supposed to marry Victor. When Justine is accused of murder,...
Victor’s father is supportive and kind to Victor. He takes Victor into the mountains when Victor is grieving over Justine’s death and his guilt. He travels to visit Victor when he is im...
William is Victor’s younger brother, and the guy who taunts the monster for being ugly when he encounters him in the woods. He tells the monster he is a Frankenstein, and the monster kills hi...
Justine lives with the Frankenstein family as a servant after her mother dies. When William is murdered, the monster puts a photograph that William was carrying in her pocket, and she is accused of...
Caroline is Victor’s mother. She adopts Elizabeth in much the same way her husband took her in – to care for her after her father passed away. She cares for Elizabeth when she has scarl...
De Lacey is the Parisian-turned-blind-peasant who lives in the cottage. The monster tries to talk to him. but his children drive him away. De Lacey serves a few different purposes. First, he demons...
Felix and Safie
Felix is De Lacey’s son. He is sad until Safie comes to live with them, the woman whom he met in a Turkish prison and wants to marry. When he sees the monster, he drives him away. Hmm, sounds...
Mr. Kirwin is the magistrate who accuses Victor of murder, but later is compassionate to him. This guy is mostly an instrument to move the plot forward.
Waldman is Victor’s chemistry professor. He is sympathetic about Victor’s interest in alchemy and encourages his study of science. Again, this drives the plot forward.
Krempe is Victor’s natural philosophy professor. He is unsympathetic and even mocking of Victor’s interest in alchemy. He encourages Victor to start his studies over. This guy is the wo...
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