Mary Shelley

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A blind old man who lives in exile with his children Felix and Agatha in a cottage and a forest. As a blind man, De Lacey can't perceive the monster's wretched appearance and therefore does not recoil in horror at his presence. He represents the goodness of human nature in the absence of prejudice.
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De Lacey Character Timeline in Frankenstein

The timeline below shows where the character De Lacey appears in Frankenstein. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15
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...and Safie are out for a walk, he enters the cottage and introduces himself to De Lacey , sensing that the blind man will not be prejudiced against him. The conversation starts... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...of rage. But the beauty of the next day calms him. He decides to approach De Lacey again to try to make amends. (full context)