Robert Walton
the captain of a voyage to the North Pole

Margaret Saville
Walton\'s sister and confidante to whom he writes his letters

Victor Frankenstein
a student of Ingolstadt who becomes obsessed with his studies and creates the "monster"

Alphonse Frankenstein
Victor\'s father who dies of despair

Caroline (Beaufort) Frankenstein
Victor\'s kind-hearted mother who dies of scarlet fever when Victor is seventeen

Ernest Frankenstein
Victor\'s brother

William Frankenstein
Victor\'s youngest brother who is strangled to death by the "monster"

Justine Moritz
A close friend of the Frankensteins who is accused and executed for the murder of William Frankenstein

Henry Clerval
Victor\'s closest friend and traveling companion who is strangled by the "monster"

Elizabeth Lavenza
Victor\'s adopted sister who marries Victor and is killed by the "monster" on their wedding night

M. Krempe
Victor\'s natural philosophy professor at the University of Ingolstadt

M. Waldman
A professor at the University of Ingolstadt whose chemistry lecture inspires Victor to begin his creation

M. Kirwin
An old Irish magistrate who takes care of Victor while he is in prison

The Frankenstein Monster
Victor\'s creation who is deserted by Victor and rejected by society

M. DeLacey
a blind exile from France who plays the guitar

Felix DeLacey
M. DeLacey\'s hard-working son

Agatha DeLacey
M. DeLacey\'s loving daughter

Felix\'s Arabian fiancee who leaves Turkey and joins Felix

Robert Walton and his crew are on an expedition to the North Pole when they come across Victor Frankenstein near death. Walton restores Victor back to health and Victor explains the circumstances which have brought him into the artic regions in this condition. When Victor was a college student at The University of Ingolstadt, he became obsessed with the natural sciences and vowed to be the first to create life. Victor collected body parts from cadavers until he had gathered enough to form one gigantic body. He successfully instilled life within this body and, in fear and disgust, he ran from the new being. The being was left to survive on his own with no knowledge or guidance. He made several attempts to befriend people. but everyone either ran from him in fear or attacked him. The being became educated and learned of his origin. After continuous rejections and hostility from society, the being decided to get revenge on his creator who gave him this pitiful life. The being murdered Victor\'s brother and Victor\'s friend. The being promised to stop murdering if Victor agreed to create a companion for the creature. Victor agrees to do so, but after close consideration and deep contempt for his actions, he destroyed the being that he promised to his creation. The being killed Victor\'s best friend and wife in protest, and left Victor to wallow in his misery. Victor vowed to avenge his friends\' and wife\'s murders and he set out to find the monster. After an arduous journey following the beast (which has brought him to Walton,) Victor dies. The being, unable to bear his horrible crimes and his master\'s death, reveals his plans to commit suicide to Walton and leaves. After learning of Victor\'s self-destruction, Walton decides to end his voyage and he and his crew head south.