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Professor Regina Buccola of Roosevelt University explains the main characters in Mary Shelley's book Frankenstein (1818).
|Victor Frankenstein||Frankenstein is the scientist who created the Monster. Read More|
|The Monster||The Monster is the eight-foot-tall monster Victor Frankenstein creates. Read More|
|Robert Walton||Walton is the Arctic explorer whose letters to his sister open and close the novel. Read More|
|Henry Clerval||Victor's closest friend, Henry is a fellow student at the university. Read More|
|Elizabeth Lavenza||Victor's cousin, Elizabeth is also his adopted sister and, later, his wife. Read More|
|Alphonse Frankenstein||Alphonse is Victor's father. Read More|
|Justine Moritz||One of the servants in the Frankenstein household, Justine is framed for the murder of William Frankenstein. Read More|
|Agatha De Lacey||Agatha is a French exile and the daughter of M. De Lacey, whom she treats with great kindness and deference.|
|Felix De Lacey||Felix is a French exile and the son of M. De Lacey. He is in love with a Turkish woman, Safie, and rescues her and her father at great personal danger.|
|M. De Lacey||The head of the family of exiles the Monster hopes to join, M. De Lacey is old, blind, and poor. Descended from a good family in France, he lost his fortune, social standing, and home when he helped Safie's father, who later betrayed him.|
|Caroline Frankenstein||Caroline is Victor's mother, who dies of scarlet fever after nursing her niece/daughter Elizabeth through the same illness and expressing her long-held hope that Victor will marry Elizabeth.|
|Ernest Frankenstein||Ernest is Victor's younger brother.|
|William Frankenstein||William is Victor's youngest brother and the Monster's first victim.|
|Mr. Kirwin||Kirwin is a judge in charge of Victor's trial in Ireland for the death of Henry.|
|M. Krempe||An arrogant science professor at the University of Ingolstadt, Krempe is one of Victor's teachers and mocks him.|
|Magistrate||The magistrate is a criminal judge in Geneva to whom Victor relates his story about the Monster.|
|Daniel Nugent||Nugent is a witness in Victor's murder trial in Ireland.|
|Nurse||The nurse cares for Victor while he is in prison in Ireland.|
|Safie||The beautiful Turkish woman whom Felix De Lacey loves, Safie leaves Italy after her father's betrayal of the De Laceys and makes her way to that family.|
|Safie's Father||A treacherous Turkish merchant, Safie's father is helped by Felix De Lacey but then betrays his family.|
|Margaret Saville||Margaret is Robert Walton's sister and the person to whom he addresses his letters.|
|M. Waldman||A kindly chemistry professor at the University of Ingolstadt, Waldman supports Victor's ambition and teaches him a great deal about chemistry.|