Study Guide

Thérèse Raquin Characters

By Émile Zola

Thérèse Raquin

Thérèse is like a perpetual fish out of water in this book. She is introduced to us...

Laurent

Laurent is the yang to Camille's yin. He's described as having a "sanguine beauty" with...

Camille

There's nothing better than a man who's described as looking like a "sickly, spoiled child"...

Madame Raquin

Overprotective and manipulative, Madame Raquin is a bit of an acquired taste. She's the...

Minor Characters

Michaud is like the lubricant for the machine of the novel. He's a retired police commissioner...