Study Guide

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Characters

By Mark Twain

Hank Morgan (a.k.a. The Yankee, a.k.a. The Boss)

Hank is the manager of a munitions factory in Connecticut, a man "nearly barren of sentiment"...

Clarence

Clarence begins life as a page in Arthur's court: "an airy slim boy in shrimp-colored tights that...

Merlin

Like the other characters in the book, Twain doesn't waste much time on Merlin's physical...

Alisande la Carteloise, a.k.a. Sandy

Sandy is Hank's girlfriend, wife, and all-around best gal. She's very pretty, a bit of ditz, and...

King Arthur

King Arthur rules all of Britain, and while he seems decent enough, Hank doesn't think much of...

Sir Sagramor

Sir Sagramor challenges Hank to a duel after overhearing what he thinks is an insult....

Sir Kay

Sir Kay is Arthur's stepbrother in the old stories as well as this one. He captures Hank and...

Sir Dinadan

Yet another knight from Camelot, Sir Dinadan isn't much different from Kay or Sagramor in the...

Morgan Le Fay

Historically, Morgan le Fay was one of the biggest villains in all of literature—Arthur's...

Sir Launcelot

Sir Launcelot is a pretty minor character in this book. We hear a little bit about his great...

Guenever

Guenever is Arthur's queen… and if you know the legends, then you know that she sleeps...

Marco and Dowley

Marco is a charcoal burner, Dowley is a blacksmith, and they both represent the...

The Narrator

The narrator doesn't play much of a role in the story itself, instead just presenting it to us...