This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Dr. Elwin Ransom - The primary character in the novel, this character is a tall man in his late-30s. He is a college professor at Cambridge University, one of the most prestigious schools in England. He is a professor of philology, the study of languages, and he becomes very curious about the language of the inhabitants of Malacandra, managing to learn to speak it fairly well. It is mentioned that this character served in the military during wartime, although not many details are given.
Weston - This character is a brilliant physicist who...
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