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Major Characters

Victor Frankenstein

The young scientist, around whose creation the story revolves. He can be said to be an example, or role-model, for Robert.

Elizabeth Lavenza Frankenstein

The "more than sister" of Victor Frankenstein. She is an adopted child, and she later marries Victor. The monster murders her after her marriage.

Henry Clerval

The son of a merchant and a dear friend of Victor's. He is often Victor's protector, and he becomes one of the victims of the "monster."

The "Monster"

The result of Victor's ambition. He is an enormous creature and a misfit in society. He is feared by all because of his appearance, and he learns to despise humankind. His goal is to destroy his creator, Victor Frankenstein.

Minor Characters

William Frankenstein

The younger brother of Victor. He falls prey to the "monster".

Ernest Frankenstein

Also the younger brother of Victor. He wants to join the military and remains the sole surviving member of the Frankenstein family.

Alphonse Frankenstein

Victor's father. He is a man of character.

Caroline Frankenstein

The kind, devoted wife of Alphonse Frankenstein. She dies before Victor leaves for the university.

M. Krempe

A professor of Victor's at the University of Ingolstadt.

M. Waldman

Also a professor of Victor's. He becomes a mentor and a friend to Victor. He appreciates Victor's passion for learning and encourages him to study science.

De Lacey

An old man from France; he lives in exile in Germany. He is the father of Agatha and Felix.

Robert Walton

The sea-captain and explorer who meets Victor and learns his story.

Agatha De Lacey

The daughter of De Lacey. She is a mild-mannered and sweet girl.

Felix De Lacey

The loving son of De Lacey. He marries Safie after helping her father escape from France.


Felix's love interest. She breaks free from Arab tradition and marries Felix, a Christian.

The Turk

Safie's father. He is a Turkish merchant in France. He is strongly opposed to Safie's marriage to Felix.

Mr. Kirwin

An Irish magistrate who takes care of Victor when he is imprisoned in Ireland.

Justine Moritz

An adopted child of Caroline Frankenstein. She is tried for the murder of William and executed, thus she is an indirect victim of the monster's violence.

Margaret Saville

The sister of Robert Walton and the recipient of his letters. She is married and has children.

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