Study Guide

The Princess Bride Characters

By William Goldman

Buttercup

One of the first things we hear about Buttercup is that she is one of the most beautiful women in...

Westley

When we first meet Westley, he's nothing more than a handsome young farmhand who works for...

William Goldman

In a surprise move, the author William Goldman includes himself as a character in The Princess...

Inigo Montoya

Inigo Montoya is the walking definition of a man with a mission. And that mission is to kill the...

Fezzik

The first thing you need to know about Fezzik is that he's an absolutely huge dude, and the...

Prince Humperdinck

If you need to associate Prince Humperdinck with a basic human trait, then that trait is...

Count Rugen

We don't know it at first, but Count Rugen is actually the dude who killed Inigo Montoya's...

Vizzini, The Sicilian

Vizzini is basically a smart aleck. He's really proud of his brains in the same way that Inigo is...

Miracle Max

This guy is only in this book for one scene, but he makes quite an impression. After all, the...