Marat / Sade Characters

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Marquis de Sade

The Marquis is sixty-eight years old and an inmate of the asylum of Charenton. He is corpulent, moves slowly, and often has difficulty breathing. The Marquis takes part in the French Revolution and is known for his sadistic pleasures, but he doesn’t agree with the impersonal, methodical murders advocated by Marat.

Jean-Paul Marat

At the age of fifty, the character of Marat is portrayed by an inmate of Charenton. He suffers from a skin disease and spends all of his time in a bathtub. He is draped in bandages to soothe his fever as he rants and raves about the Revolution. Marat advocates the death of the aristocrats and then wants the revolutionaries to turn on one another, weaning out the less dedicated and weak amongst them.

Charlotte Corday

Charlotte is a twenty-four-year-old beauty and former resident of the town of Caen. A former aristocrat...

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