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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

by Mary Shelley

Frankenstein Characters

Meet the Cast


Victor Frankenstein

If you ask us, it's no coincidence that people get Mr. Frankenstein and his monster mixed up. He may have conquered the secrets of nature, but he's a big dunce when it comes to, oh, everything else...

The monster

Poor monster. He has a face not even a mother/ mad scientist could love… but at least it comes with a heart of gold. Or does it? We'd like to give him the benefit of the doubt—but, when it come...

Robert Walton

When we first meet Robert Walton, he's writing to his sister about his "ardent curiosity" and his desire to confer "inestimable benefit … on all mankind" (Letter 1.2) and his "resolved will" to "...

Henry Clerval

Henry Clerval might just be the only thing keeping Victor from being a monster himself. Victor's childhood friend, Henry is just the pinnacle of awesomeness. Victor describes him as having a "noble...

Elizabeth Lavenza

Caroline Frankenstein adopts Elizabeth when she's five from a family of poor Italian people (it's okay, though: she's really the daughter of an Italian nobleman). Almost all we know about her is he...

Alphonse Frankenstein

Victor doesn't exactly blame his dad for the monster, but he comes pretty close. Oh, sure, he has nothing but praise for his parents: his father "filled several public situations with honour and re...

William Frankenstein

William is Frankenstein's younger brother, and, well, he's not the brightest crayon in the box. Nor is he the most considerate, the kindest, or the most interesting. He insists that the monster wan...

Justine Moritz

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 Frankenstein

Caroline is Victor's mom, and, like any boy raised right, he really loves her. After she dies of scarlet fever, he has nothing but good things to say: she "possessed a mind of an uncommon mould" (1...

De Lacey

De Lacey is the Parisian-turned-blind-peasant who lives in a cottage with his son and daughter. He's a nice old man: "descended from a good family in France" (14.2), he's the only person we meet wh...

Felix, Safie, and Agatha

We're going to do all three of these kids at once, because, honestly, there's not much difference between them. They're all attractive, kind, educated, and gentle—except when it comes to dealin...

Mr. Kirwin

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.

M. Waldman

M. Waldman is the sexy professor who encourages Victor's interest in chemistry, which he describes as modern-day alchemy. With salt-and-pepper hair and a "remarkably erect" posture—not to menti...

M. Krempe

Krempe is Victor's natural philosophy professor and the worst academic advisor ever. He mocks Victor's interest in alchemy and tells him to start all over again. Oh, and it doesn't help that he's...
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