Matilda is the main character of the book. she has a father,a mother and his younger brother. Matilda is not liked by her family but she is a nice child and is only liked by her class teacher Miss Honey. by the end of the book her father is a thief and runs away with his family but Matilda stays with her teacher. her mother is also a couch potato and is always watching TV,Matilda is a also very intelligent but she cannot showcase her talent.