Frankenstein characters

Victor Frankenstein

Creator of the monster and protagonist of the story.The doomed protagonist and narrator of the main portion of the story. Studying in Ingolstadt, Victor discovers the secret of life and creates an intelligent but grotesque monster, from whom he recoils in horror. Victor keeps his creation of the monster a secret, feeling increasingly guilty and ashamed as he realizes how helpless he is to prevent the monster from ruining his life and the lives of others.

The Monster

The antagonist of the story. The eight-foot-tall, hideously ugly creation of Victor Frankenstein. Intelligent and sensitive, the monster attempts to integrate himself into human social patterns, but all who see him ignore and shun him. His feeling of abandonment compels him to seek revenge against his creator.

Elizabeth Lavenza

lived with frankenstein family; married VictorAn orphan, four to five years younger than Victor, whom the Frankensteins adopt. Victor's mother rescues Elizabeth from a destitute peasant cottage in Italy. Before Victor's mother dies, she tells them she wants them to get married one day.

Henry Clerval

Frankenstein's best friend who is murdered by the creature, he took care of Victor when he was ill

Robert Walton

explorer who met Frankenstein on the Arctic Ice.The Arctic seafarer whose letters open and close Frankenstein. Walton picks the bedraggled Victor Frankenstein up off the ice, helps nurse him back to health, and hears Victor's story. He records the incredible tale in a series of letters addressed to his sister, Margaret Saville, in England. explorer who met Frankenstein on the Arctic Ice.

Margaret Saville

recipient of a series of letters from her brother, Robert Walton

Justine Moritz

wrongly executed for the murder of young William Frankenstein. A young girl adopted into the Frankenstein household while Victor is growing up. Justine is blamed and executed for William's murder, which is actually committed by the monster.

Felix De Lacey

unknowingly taught the creature to read and write. The loving son of De Lacey. He marries Safie after helping her father escape from France.

Alphonse Frankenstein

Died of grief in his son's arms after learning Elizabeth was dead.Victor's father, very sympathetic toward his son. Alphonse consoles Victor in moments of pain and encourages him to remember the importance of family.

Caroline Beaufort

Frankenstein's family matriarch (head of the household); Victor Frankenstein's mother. The daughter of Beaufort. After her father's death, Caroline is taken in by, and later marries, Alphonse Frankenstein. She dies of scarlet fever, which she contracts from Elizabeth, just before Victor leaves for Ingolstadt at age seventeen.

Mary Shelley

Author of Frankenstein

William Frankenstein

Victor's youngest brother, beloved by everyone. The monster strangles him in a forest near Geneva. young boy who was the creature's first victim.

Agatha De Lacey

The daughter of De Lacey. She is a mild-mannered and sweet girl. devoted to her family. Felix's sister.

De Lacey

A blind old man who lives in exile with hischildren Felix and Agatha in a cottage and a forest. As a blind man, he can't perceive the monster's wretched appearance and therefore does not recoil in horror at his presence. He represents the goodness of human nature in the absence of prejudice.