Study Guide

The Red and the Black Characters

By Stendhal (Marie-Henri Beyle)

Julien Sorel

Dreeeeeeamer, You're Nothing But a Dreamer No, Julien is not the heir to the Sorel boot fortune....

Mademoiselle de La Mole (Mathilde)

Mathilde de La Mole isn't the kindest, sweetest person in the world. She might seem that way to...

Madame de Rênal

From what we can tell, Madame de Rênal has lived most of her life without really wondering...

Monsieur de Rênal

The mayor of Verrières is a pretty straightforward guy. He likes status and he likes...

Marquis de La Mole

The Marquis de La Mole is, in short, Julien Sorel's meal ticket. He's also Julien's ticket into...

Sorel

We don't really see much of Sorel in this book. His role in the story is to give Julien the...

Father Pirard

The first thing Stendhal ever tells us about Father Pirard is that the guy is really ugly. Even...

Count Norbert

Julien is warned early on that he'll have to watch out for Count Norbert, who is apparently a...

Madame de Fervaque

Plain and simple, Madame is the woman whom Julien flirts with into order to make Mathilde de La...