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.
Thérèse - This character is cared for by her aunt after her parents die. She is married to her sickly cousin.
Laurent - This character's father is wealthy, but won't support him as he lives idly as an artist.
Madame Raquin - This character ends up unable to speak after having a stroke.
Camille - This character insists on moving to Paris, where he is eventually murdered.
Michaud - This character is a former police commissioner.
Grivet - This character meets with his friends on Thursday nights where he believes he can...
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