Sophie's World | Study Guide

Jostein Gaarder

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Sophie Amundsen Sophie is a Norwegian school girl who one day comes home to find a note asking philosophical questions. During her philosophy course, she discovers she is fictional. Read More
Albert Knag Albert Knag is a major in the United Nations observer force serving in Lebanon. He writes Sophie's World as a gift for his daughter Hilde's birthday. Read More
Hilde Møller Knag Hilde is a Norwegian school girl and Sophie's "mirror image" in the real world. She receives Sophie's World as a present from her father for her 15th birthday. Read More
Alberto Knox Alberto Knox is Sophie's philosophy teacher and mentor. He is also fictional and an avatar for Albert himself. Read More
Adam and Eve Adam and Eve illustrate that actual historical figures can become "imaginary," the inverse of Sophie's journey to become real.
Aladdin Aladdin is just one of the many fictional characters Albert uses in Sophie's World to send a message to his daughter, Hilde.
Alice in Wonderland Alice is just one of the many fictional characters Albert uses in Sophie's World to send a message to his daughter, Hilde.
Helene Amundsen Helene is Sophie's mother. When Sophie becomes preoccupied with philosophy, Helene suspects she is on drugs but nevertheless becomes cautiously supportive of her project.
Mr. Amundsen Never seen, Mr. Amundsen is Sophie's father who is "off to sea."
Emperor With No Clothes The Emperor With No Clothes shows up at the Major's Cabin while Sophie and Alberto are there discussing philosophy. He wears no clothes.
Fairy Tale Woman The Fairy Tale Woman is from Grimm's Fairy Tales. She is one of the invisible people, an imaginary character who lives in the real world.
Hermes Hermes is Alberto's dog and messenger. He often brings Sophie letters or leads her to Alberto.
Joanna Ingebrigtsen Joanna is Sophie's best friend. She likes the trivialities of a typical school girl, which bothers Sophie once she engages with philosophy.
Mr. Ingebrigtsen Mr. Ingebrigtsen is Joanna's father. Sophie has nicknamed him "the financial advisor."
Mrs. Ingebrigtsen Mrs. Ingebrigtsen is Joanna's mother. Sophie thinks of her as an overgrown Barbie doll.
Jeremy Jeremy is a boy in Sophie's class who Joanna has a crush on. Joanna kisses him at the garden party.
Merit Knag Merit is Hilde's mother. She tells Albert things about Hilde that he can include in her book.
Anne Kvamsdal Anne is Hilde's friend in Copenhagen who helps Hilde carry out her plan to get back at Albert on his layover at the airport.
Little Match Girl The Little Match Girl appears before Alberto and Sophie's discussion on Marx. She says she is a communist.
Little Red Riding Hood Little Red Riding Hood is just one of the many fictional characters Albert uses in Sophie's World to send a message to his daughter.
Morten the Goose Morten is a goose who can talk. He is just one of the many fictional characters Albert uses in Sophie's World to send a message to Hilde.
Noah Noah appears before Alberto and Sophie's discussion on Darwin. He gives Sophie a large picture of animals.
Ebenezer Scrooge Ebenezer Scrooge shows up before Alberto and Sophie's discussion on Marx. He is clearly a capitalist.
Winnie-the-Pooh Winnie-the-Pooh is just one of the many fictional characters Albert uses in Sophie's World to send a message to Hilde.
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