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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Student Teacher Resource Guide Mrs Veit HHS Learning Center Ms Olivero English 10A Teacher
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About the time period Background Mary Shelley was born in 1797 after the American and French Revolutions Europe was a tense place for fear of potential political revolutions during much of the period from 1770 1800 The English upper class feared that the French Revolution might spill over to their own country Many felt that change was necessary to ensure equality among the masses Napoleon waged wars beginning in 1805 making social and class barriers in England and mainland Europe The cries of liberty fraternity and equality were left on the impressionable minds of men everywhere It was thought that man could achieve greater personal liberty without the threat of overbearing governments Men also reasoned that brotherhood in a common cause whether it be social class or academic would lead to a better country and a better government England was at war with France from 1793 to 1815 The English government made deals with other monarchs in Prussia Russia and Austria to keep England from entering into any alliance that might compromise English control of the high seas Byron and Shelley felt that the Tory party in England had not done enough to ensure the freedom of the people at large and had essentially gotten in bed with the more conservative Austrians and Italians The Industrial Revolution also gave rise to a new social class in European society the middle class As more businesses moved from home or cottage based operations factories became the next place where conflict would be waged between the working poor and their employers The English government repressed the people at home fearing a latent revolution and fearing the liberals in the government who supported social and economic reforms Mary Shelley writes about the ideal society where people aided each other and the less fortunate http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein about frankenstein
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Who is Mary Shelley From England married to Percy Shelley well known English poet she was his second wife after Percy s first wife committed suicide her parents were both poets She was on vacation with her husband and had a competition with her husband and his friends to see who could come up with the best creepy story She was 19 wrote some other works that were not as famous as Frankenstein and some nonfiction What genre of literature is Frankenstein Gothic and a little Romantic Elements of Gothic literature creepy mysterious dark characters are usually in isolation usually has a creepy castle woods house there is usually a woman in distress has supernatural elements Frankenstein s supernatural element is based on SCIENCE so it is a little different Elements of Romantic literature has intense emotions involves nature Type of narrative Frame Narrative When a story contains letters it is called epistolary
   Who  is  Mary  Shelley            From  England      married  to  Percy  Shelley   well  known  English  poet       she...
Vocabulary lick Here practice C puerile adj regarded as silly childish or immature Ex Freshmen are often puerile though from how I ve seen them behave they deserve it mandate n an official command or instructions from an authority Ex The andate m from the president stated that every person needs to go eat broccoli right now vagabond n a homeless wanderer Ex I became a vagabond with only a blanket and the clothes on my back to my name bestow v to give or present something of value to someone Ex He bestowed his convertible upon his son sincerely hoping that his son wouldn t crash and total it pallid adj lacking color or spirit Ex After I blanched my face was extremely pallid callous adj showing no concern that the other people are or might be hurt or upset Ex She was callous in leaving the scene of the crime without making sure the bicyclist was okay vexation noun the state of being provoked to irritability or anxiety Ex Her vexation over being constantly teased by her sister finally overcame her and she punched her sister in the face mien noun someone s facial expression or general appearance that indicates their mood Ex He looked back at us with a ien m of anger dissipate verb to fade or disappear Ex The fog dissipated too early for us to get a delay how sad
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infallible adj incapable of failing Ex Lady Macbeth believed their murder plot was infallible didactic adj offering a political or moral message even though the advice is not needed Ex Your didactic tone is quite annoying thanks but I can make my own decisions fanciful adj imaginative and impractical Ex Some strict parents consider it too fanciful when their children have imaginary friends jovial adj cheerful Ex Your jovial smile always lights up the whole room awwwww
infallible    adj.   incapable  of  failing   Ex.  Lady  Macbeth  believed  their  murder  plot  was      infallible    . ...
Character List http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein character list Robert Walton Arctic explorer on his way to find a Northwest Passage through the Arctic Ocean from Russia to the Pacific Ocean Robert finds Victor Frankenstein near death listens to his tale and records it in letters to his sister Margaret Saville Margaret Saville Robert s sister Robert writes to her detailing the events that transpire on the voyage and Victor s story Alphonse Frankenstein Victor s father He suffers from illness probably brought on from his advanced age and depression from the events that have happened Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein Victor s mother Caroline dies of scarlet fever when Victor is 17 Caroline was very involved in charity work much like ary Shelley M and her mother Mary Wollestonecraft especially for families in poverty Victor Frankenstein Creator of the monster Victor becomes obsessed with the idea of creating the human form and acts upon it Immediately after creating the monster he falls into a depression and fear He leaves the school and returns home to his family only to find tragedy there Not fully aware of the consequences of his creating a new human he spends his entire life trying to destroy the same creation Elizabeth Lavenza he orphan child taken in by the Frankenstein family and lovingly T raised with Victor Elizabeth later becomes Victor s wife and is killed by the monster on their honeymoon She is a champion for the poor and underpriviledged Henry Clerval Victor s best friend who helps Victor in his time of need The monster kills Henry after Victor breaks his promise of creating a female companion for the monster He studies language at the University of Ingolstadt and is totally unaware of Victor s creation
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Present In Letter Form Past flashback Robert Walton voyager letter writer Victor s Father Alphonse Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein on a dog sled dead Victor s Mother Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein Elizabeth Lavenza adopted sister 2 younger brothers Best Friend of Victor and friend of Elizabeth Henry Clerval Frankenstein Family Tree
   Present      In  Letter  Form     Past    flashback     Robert  Walton   voyager,  letter  writer     Victor   s  Fathe...
The Letters explain how Victor Frankenstein meets Robert Walton This first letter written on December 11 17 is from Robert Walton in St Petersburg Russia to his sister Mrs Saville in England Walton is on an expedition to look for a passage through the Arctic Ocean to the North Pacific Ocean via the seas of the North Pole Knowing the harsh climate and the dangers involved with making such a passage he feels confident that a crew and ship will be found to make the trip even after six long years of his own preparations Walton recounts how he will not sail until June of the next year on his expedition when the polar ices have thawed somewhat Soon he will travel to Archangel now Ankhangelsk Russia to finalize his plans and hire a ship He tells his sister that if he succeeds he will not return in months or years If he fails he will be home sooner or never Now that he has reached Archangel in March Robert Walton finds himself lonesome He works steadily to ready a ship and crew but yearns for someone like himself to pass the time Writing letters to his sister eases the loneliness somewhat but he desires friendship He tries to dismiss thoughts of failure and will perhaps return home via a different route a changed man The captain and lieutenant are possible choices for Robert s companions but neither seems to fulfill that role for him Now well into his voyage on July 7 Robert Walton writes to his sister A ship namely a merchantman returning to Archangel and then England will deliver the letter Walton s ship now passes through ice fields and warmer than expected weather He tells of normal ship operations in the Arctic Sea but of no incidents that are of significance He tells his sister goodbye and tells of how he will succeed This letter written on three separate days August 5 August 13 and August 19 begins quietly enough when Walton describes how his ship is stuck in an ice field far from land On July 31 the crew sees a man of gigantic stature trailing a dog sled team going north and passing to within one half a mile of their ice bound ship The next morning on August 1 the crew finds another man floating free on an ice flow near their ship The survivor is Victor Frankenstein After a few days rest Victor begins telling his story to Walton
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Chapter 1 Narrator throughout the story Victor Frankenstein Alphonse Frankenstein Victor s father Mr Beaufort Caroline s father Caroline Beaufort Victor s mother Elizabeth Lavenza orphan that lives with Frankensteins Timeline Summary Victor Frankenstein is now the main narrator of the story from this point on to Chapter 24 He begins his story just slightly before his birth His father although as of yet unnamed is Alphonse Frankenstein who was involved heavily in the affairs of his country and thus delayed marriage until late in life Alphonse quits public life to become a father and husband Victor s father and Mr Beaufort his mother Caroline s father had a congenial relationship Mr Beaufort and his daughter move from Geneva to Lucerne Switzerland to seek refuge from poverty and a damaged reputation Alphonse sets out to aid his lost friend to begin the world again through his credit and assistance While in Lucerne Beaufort had saved a small amount of money and had recovered his reputation somewhat but he became ill and within a few months had died When Alphonse finds the Beaufort home he discovers an impoverished Caroline grieving at her father s coffin Alphonse
Chapter  1   Narrator       throughout  the  story   Victor  Frankenstein   Alphonse  Frankenstein          Victor   s  fa...
gives his friend a decent burial and sends Caroline to his family in Geneva to recover During a two year period Alphonse visits Caroline and they eventually became husband and wife Seeking a better climate the couple moves to Italy for a short period During this time Victor was born and lavished with attention He was their only child for five years until Caroline comes across an impoverished family in need of help She falls for a beautiful little girl who is Victor s age and asks the family if she could adopt her The little girl Elizabeth becomes Victor s adopted cousin and playmate http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 1
gives   his   friend   a   decent   burial   and   sends   Caroline   to   his   family   in  Geneva  to  recover.  During...
Chapter 2 Victor Frankenstein Elizabeth Lavenza Henry Clerval Timeline Summary Around the age of seven Victor younger brother is born Up to this point he s and Elizabeth have been the primary receivers of their parents love Their parents decide to settle down in Geneva to concentrate on raising their family Victor introduces his life long friend Henry Clerval a creative child who studies literature and folklore At the age of 13 Victor discovers the works of Cornelius Agrippa Paracelsus and Albertus Magnus all alchemists from an earlier age His voracious appetite for knowledge thus begins and eventually leads him to study science and alchemy At age 15 Victor witnesses an electrical storm that peaks his interest in electricity and possible applications for its use http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 2
Chapter  2       Victor  Frankenstein   Elizabeth  Lavenza   Henry  Clerval       Timeline       Summary   Around   the   ...
Chapter 3 Victor Frankenstein Elizabeth Lavenza Caroline Frankenstein dies of Scarlet Fever M Krempe professor M Waldman Timeline Summary Victor is now 17 years old and ready to become a student at the University of Ingolstadt in Ingolstadt Germany near Munich but an outbreak of scarlet fever at home delays his departure His mother and cousin both fight the disease Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein dies and Elizabeth recovers Before Caroline dies she reveals her unrealized plans for the marriage of Victor and Elizabeth by saying my firmest hopes of the future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union Elizabeth becomes the family caretaker upon Caroline s death Victor finds it hard to say goodbye to his family and dear friend but he sets out for Ingolstadt to begin his studies in science
       Chapter  3      Victor  Frankenstein   Elizabeth  Lavenza   Caroline  Frankenstein   dies  of  Scarlet  Fever    M....
Victor meets his mentors Professor M Krempe and Professor M Waldman at the university He does not like Krempe but he does find Waldman a much more conducive and congenial teacher http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 3
Victor   meets   his   mentors,   Professor   M.   Krempe   and   Professor   M.   Waldman,   at   the   university.   He ...
Chapter 4 Victor Frankenstein M Krempe Timeline Two years passed in this manner during which I paid no visit to Geneva but was engaged heart and soul in the pursuit of some discoveries which I hoped to make None but those who have experienced them can conceive of the enticements of science Shelley 51 Literal Why didn t Frankenstein go home for two whole years he was in school at the University and devoted so much time to studying he didn t have time to go home Interpretive What does this tell us about Frankenstein he is extremely passionate and driven by his quest for knowledge and desire to learn Experiential What might not seeing his family for so long do to Frankenstein OR What other activities could people get wrapped up in so much that they don t go home He could lose his connection with reality and with the people that keep him grounded in life
Chapter  4      Victor  Frankenstein   M.  Krempe       Timeline             Two  years  passed  in  this  manner,  during...
Whence I often asked myself did the principle of life proceed It was a bold question and one which has ever been considered as a mystery yet with how many things are we upon the brink of becoming acquainted if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our inquiries Shelley 51 Literal What was Frankenstein s main scientific goal to find out life where did life come from How did life begin Interpretive If he thinks that cowardice and carelessness restrained discoveries how can we tell Frankenstein is going to try to act he is going to be bold about his science and will not be held back by being cowardly which would cause him to act too cautious Experiential hy might Frankenstein want to find the answer to this W question What are some options he may want to bring back his dead mother he may want to try and live longer himself Learn from me if not by my precepts at least by my example how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow Shelley 53 Literal hat is being warned about in this passage W acquiring knowledge Interpretive ow might Victor have come to the realization that H knowledge is dangerous he could see the mistakes he made and learned that he needed to cool it a little when he was searching for more and more knowledge Experiential hy might knowledge be dangerous W a person may learn too much and wish he she could unlearn the information
   Whence,  I  often  asked  myself,  did  the  principle  of  life  proceed   It  was  a  bold   question,  and  one  whi...
Summary Victor throws himself into his schoolwork reading all he can about the sciences particularly chemistry Gaining a reputation as a scientist and innovator among the professors and fellow students alike Believing his tenure at Ingolstadt was nearing an end Victor thinks of returning home to Geneva However he launches into a new venue of scientific experimentation creating life from death and reanimating a dead body Visiting morgues and cemeteries for the necessary body parts Victor fails several times before successfully bringing his creation to life His work does take its toll on him affecting his health and powers of judgment This gruesome work carries on through the spring summer and fall of that year Victor lives for his work and throws himself into his pursuit so much that he shuts off all contact with the outside world In the second summer Victor loses touch with his family Letters from home go unanswered for long periods of time and he delays sending a message home as to his health or well being http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 4
Summary   Victor   throws   himself   into   his   schoolwork,   reading   all   he   can   about   the   sciences,   part...
Chapter 5 Victor Frankenstein the monster Henry Clerval Timeline Summary Victor succeeds in bringing his creation an eight foot man to life in November of his second year Excited and disgusted at the onster m he had created he runs from the apartment He wanders the streets of Ingolstadt until Henry Clerval finds him in poor condition Henry had come to see about his friend and to enroll at the university Henry and Victor return to Victor s apartment to find the monster gone Victor finds the disappearance of his monster a source of joy and falls down in a fit of exhaustion from the release of anxiety over his creation Henry spends the rest of the winter and spring nursing Victor back to health after the tumultuous fall Henry advises Victor to write home as a letter had recently arrived from his family in Geneva http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 5
Chapter  5      Victor  Frankenstein   the  monster   Henry  Clerval       Timeline          Summary   Victor   succeeds  ...
Chapter 6 Elizabeth Lavenza Victor Frankenstein Justine Moritz Henry Clerval Timeline Summary Elizabeth letter is the kind one would expect from a concerned family member It is full of s news from home that delights Victor and restores him to better health Elizabeth tells of Justine Moritz Frankenstein s housekeeper and confidant Even though Justine was treated poorly the by her own family she is a martyr for being a good loyal friend to the Frankenstein family Victor introduces Henry to his professors who praise Victor highly Victor and Henry begin their studies together studying ancient and foreign languages in order to engage their minds Both men are happy to be hard working college students Plans are made for Victor to return to Geneva in the fall after his spring recovery but weather and other delays make the trip impossible and winter sets in He revises his plans to depart in May http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 6
Chapter  6      Elizabeth  Lavenza   Victor  Frankenstein   Justine  Moritz   Henry  Clerval     Timeline          Summary...
Chapter 7 Victor Frankenstein Alphonse Frankenstein William Frankenstein sort of Elizabeth Lavenza the monster Justine Moritz Timeline Summary Victor receives a letter from his father telling him to return home immediately William the youngest in the family has been murdered by strangulation The family were out on an evening stroll near their home when the young boy ran ahead of the group He was later found stretched on the grass livid and motionless the print of the murderer s finger was on his neck Missing was a locket that Elizabeth had given William of their mother When Victor arrives at the city gates they are closed so he must remain outside the city in Secheron until the gates are reopened at dawn It is at this time that he realizes that he had been gone six years from home and that two years have passed since the creation of his monster While near Secheron on Mont Blanc Victor catches a glimpse of the monster between flashes of lightning Having a nagging feeling that the murder of his little brother could be the handiwork of his monster Victor questions Could he be I shuddered at the conception the murderer of
Chapter  7      Victor  Frankenstein   Alphonse  Frankenstein   William  Frankenstein   sort  of    Elizabeth  Lavenza   t...
my brother The monster disappears when he realizes that he has been seen by his creator Now fully believing that his creation murdered William Victor knows that he cannot reveal the source of the crime without some serious inquiry about his creation Thus Victor is torn between revealing the monster and risking inquisition on his past or letting the criminal justice system free the accused Finally at home Victor engages in a conversation with his family He learns that Justine is accused of the murder with circumstantial evidence He relays his assertion of Justine s innocence and states that she will be found not guilty His words reassure Elizabeth in a time of great need http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 7
my   brother     The   monster   disappears   when   he   realizes   that   he   has   been   seen   by   his   creator.  ...
Chapter 8 Justine Moritz Victor Frankenstein Elizabeth Lavenza Timeline Summary The trial for Justine Moritz begins at 11 00 the next morning Victor suffers silent torture while the entire scene plays out in front of him Yet he can do nothing to stop it Justine carries herself calmly at the trial answering the charges and getting a sterling defense from Elizabeth Although Justine proclaims her innocence she is convicted of the crime Her sentence is to die by hanging the following day Elizabeth and Victor go to see Justine in prison where both learn that Justine had given a false confession under stiff questioning Justine goes to her death with no fear leaving Victor to ponder the deaths of two innocent victims http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 8
Chapter  8      Justine  Moritz   Victor  Frankenstein   Elizabeth  Lavenza       Timeline          Summary   The   trial ...
Chapter 9 Victor Frankenstein Timeline Summary Victor finds no relief at the end of Justine s trial Haunted by the thoughts of how he ruined so many lives he cannot sleep or rest He sinks into a deep depression from which he cannot escape He tries boating on Lake Geneva and a trip into the Swiss Mountains He escapes to the Chamounix valley region to rest and recover his senses http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 9
Chapter  9      Victor  Frankenstein       Timeline          Summary   Victor      finds  no  relief  at  the  end  of    ...
Chapter 10 Victor Frankenstein the monster Timeline Summary Victor takes a tour of a nearby mountain and glacier on Mount Montanvert to refresh his tortured soul While on the glacier the onster m confronts his maker Victor seems ready to engage in a combat to the death but the monster convinces Victor to listen to his story The two go to the monster s squalid hut on the mountain and the monster begins to tell his tale http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 10
Chapter  10      Victor  Frankenstein   the  monster     Timeline          Summary   Victor      takes  a  tour  of  a  ne...
Chapter 11 the monster he is now the narrator DeLacey family Felix Agatha and father Timeline Summary During Chapters 11 16 the onster m is the narrator and begins to tell his tale to Victor The monster begins his story by recalling his earliest memories and how he came to be After fleeing the city and villages where he is not welcomed the monster learns to live in the forest Food is sometimes stolen and shelter is scarce He does manage to find a hovel attached to a small cottage He fashions a way to see into the cottage and begins to observe the life of the De Lacey family brother Felix sister Agatha and their blind father who lives in the small home http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 11
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Chapter 12 the monster DeLacey Family Timeline Summary The onster m notices the care and concern the family has for each other and he senses that there is a mood of despair among the younger family members The family suffers from poverty and a lack of food Originally a well to do family from France the De Lacey s have been exiled from France to Germany The monster learns the French language from the family and practices those words by himself Desiring to keep his cottagers happy the monster becomes an aid to the family by secretly hauling wood to the cottage and performing repairs all under the cover of darkness He begins to follow a routine of daily activity and time passes from winter to spring http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 12
Chapter  12      the  monster   DeLacey  Family       Timeline          Summary   The     onster    m   notices  the  care...
Chapter 13 the monster Safie Felix Timeline Summary The onster m relates how Felix reunites with his lost love Safie a woman of Turkish descent Felix had rescued Safie s father from death in France and had placed her in the protection of a convent of nuns She arrives in Germany just barely literate Felix is overjoyed to see her again Safie makes an earnest attempt to learn the De Lacey s language which benefits the monster in learning a language as well While listening to the conversations in the house the monster gets a brief but memorable lesson in the history of Europe Content in his hiding place he calls the De Lacey family his protectors http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 13
Chapter  13      the  monster   Safie   Felix       Timeline          Summary   The     onster    m   relates  how  Felix ...
Chapter 14 the monster DeLacey family Timeline Summary The De Lacey family history is told through this chapter The onster m tells that the family was once well regarded in France with wealth and social position Felix aides Safie s father in a plot to subvert the biased French justice system and free the Turkish merchant from death on the gallows The discovery of the plot by the French authorities causes the ruin of the De Lacey family as the government confiscates the De Lacey s wealth for their aid in the escape of Safie s father Safie also must endure her own trials to find her benefactors in a foreign country http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 14 REVIEW Chapters 11 14 What confused the creature at first he was on sensory overload Everything was new and scary When he was wandering around what made the creature feel less miserable the moon knew and comprehended nothing he didn t remember much about being human What happened when the creature tried to make sounds he tried to imitate a bird he scared himself because it was not the pleasant sound that was coming from the birds he was hearing
Chapter  14      the  monster   DeLacey  family       Timeline          Summary   The  De  Lacey  family  history  is  tol...
How did the creature learn about fire by sticking his hand in a fire he was cold so he tried to stick his hand somewhere that was warm How did the first person that saw the creature react he freaks out What happened when the creature came across a village they ran him out of town with weapons some people run away but the ones that stay react violently What made the creature feel a mixture of pain and pleasure at the cottage seeing a family together he sees a girl boy and an old man the father they were playing music and began crying and hugging the creature feels pain because he is lonely Why didn t he go up to the family in the cottage he remembered how people reacted the last time he tried to talk to people he didn t want to scare them The old man in the cottage was blind Why did the creature chop wood for the cottagers he was inspired by their kindness to each other they were living in poverty and they didn t have a lot so he wanted to help them How did the creature start to learn language listening to the cottagers talk he hung out outside their house eventually he figured out what they were talking about by repetition of seeing and hearing them What did we learn about the creature from his encounters with the cottagers he can empathize he never says he loves the family but he can understand them and wants them to be happy What filled the creature with bitter despondence and mortification
How  did  the  creature  learn  about  fire                          by  sticking  his  hand  in  a  fire      he  was  co...
his own reflection was horrifying How did spring affect his mood made him feel hopeful like Victor cheered him up like Victor spirits were elevated by nature Does anything about the creature so far indicate his murderous future poll Is he going to approach the cottagers Will it go well poll
    his  own  reflection  was  horrifying       How  did  spring  affect  his  mood       made  him  feel  hopeful   like ...
Chapter 15 the monster Timeline Summary The onster begins his own education reading the books and notes that he found in m Victor s jacket in the nearby woods In the jacket pocket are Milton s Paradise Lost Plutarch s of Lives Illustrious Greeks and Romans nd Goethe s a Sorrows of Werter The list is a virtual required reading list of books that are all influenced by the Romantic movement in England Plutarch compares and contrasts the lives of Greek and Roman statesmen or soldiers for historical perspective Goethe s work is a novel of letters written by a youth who is very sensitive and steadfast who kills himself after being so uncompromising and idealistic Milton s book is about the creation story and Adam which causes the monster to question his own creation and place in the world Finally the monster discovers Victor s own notebooks which explain how the monster came into existence The monster is both intrigued and horrified at learning how he came into existence The monster also sees that his adopted family is doing better with the arrival of Safie http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 15
Chapter  15        the  monster       Timeline          Summary   The      onster   begins   his   own   education,   read...
Chapter 16 the monster Victor Frankenstein William Frankenstein Justine Timeline Summary The onster and m Victor are caught up to each other in time by the end of this chapter This chapter is pivotal in that it blends the two sides into one story The monster sees his family leave their cottage so he burns it down and goes to live off of the land His travels carry him near Geneva where he meets William Frankenstein Victor s youngest brother Realizing who the boy is the monster murders the child and plants the locket in Justine s dress pocket The monster s final request from Victor is to create him a mate http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 16
Chapter  16        the  monster   Victor  Frankenstein   William  Frankenstein   Justine       Timeline          Summary  ...
Further REVIEW Chapters 13 16 Name one of the questions that the creature kept asking himself Where did I come from What was the creature s reaction to books he interpreted everything literally How did the creature find out about Victor Frankenstein he read the journal that was in the pocket of the coat he had taken before he left Victor Frankenstein How did the creature plan to meet the cottagers he hoped they would not freak out when they met him What did the creature do after the cottagers fled he set the cottage on fire not on purpose at first but afterward he felt vindicated What happened when the creature tried to save a girl from drowning the girl s father thought he was trying to hurt her and he shot the creature Why did the creature originally approach Victor s brother William he wanted to be his friend and thought he could make him his friend he ended up strangling William after he finds out he is related to his creator Victor Why did he plan the portrait on Justine to frame Justine for the murder of William What is the creature s request of Victor Victor would make a companion for him so he will not be alone
Further  REVIEW     Chapters  13-16       Name  one  of  the  questions  that  the  creature  kept  asking  himself.      ...
Chapter 17 the monster Victor Frankenstein Timeline Summary The monster and Victor finish their conversation in a hut on the slopes of Montanvert This important chapter is where the monster confronts his maker with an all or nothing proposition make me a mate or I will destroy you He convinces Victor to once again re create the process first used on the monster Victor sees the monster s point of view and agrees to create a mate for the monster http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 17 Discussion Questions Why should Victor listen to the monster s request because the monster may go away How does Victor know if the monster will actually go live up in the mountains after getting a mate he may have to just trust him Why is Victor insecure when he goes back to his house the creature said he is going to keep coming back to check on him and see if he is doing what he said he is going to do
Chapter  17        the  monster   Victor  Frankenstein       Timeline       Summary   The   monster   and       Victor   f...
Chapter 18 the monster Victor Frankenstein Henry Clerval Timeline Summary Back in Geneva Victor begins to study how he will create a second onster wants m he to know the latest developments in the scientific community He recovers himself and tells his father that he wishes to go to London on a tour He promises his father that upon his return he will marry Elizabeth In September he leaves Geneva travels through France to Germany Holland and then London His best friend Henry Clerval accompanies Victor on his journey The two arrive in London during the late days of December http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 18 Key Quotes I expressed a wish to visit England but concealing the true reasons of this request I confess my son that I have always looked forward to your marriage with our dear Elizabeth
Chapter  18        the  monster   Victor  Frankenstein   Henry  Clerval       Timeline       Summary   Back   in   Geneva,...
Discussion Questions Why doesn t Victor want to marry Elizabeth right now protect her from the monster conceal the fact he is creating another monster Why would Victor want to go to England he figured the creature would follow him and it would keep his family safe Why would Victor bring up Henry while talking about nature Clerval had a wild and fantastic imagination his friendship was devoted 169 Henry is the FOIL of Victor he is the opposite of Victor
Discussion  Questions   Why  doesn   t  Victor  want  to  marry  Elizabeth  right  now    -  protect  her  from  the  mons...
Chapter 19 Victor Frankenstein Henry Clerval Timeline Summary Victor and Henry spend the winter in London touring that city and making plans to visit the rest of England The visit delights Henry while Victor broods and only visits the philosophers who have the latest scientific information The two go to Oxford and a friend invites them to visit Scotland Here Victor suggests they part ways he carries on with his plan unknown to Henry and fixes upon a poor relatively uninhabited island in the Orkney Island chain Here Victor can finish his work in solitude and out of sight of anyone who may suspect his intentions He gathers the latest information about the advances in his field but remains a depressed soul with the thought of what he must do again To Victor this whole odyssey is like torture as he must gather the raw materials for a second creature Henry is not aware of Victor s determined efforts and carries out his part of the tour with joy
Chapter  19        Victor  Frankenstein   Henry  Clerval       Timeline       Summary   Victor      and  Henry  spend  the...
Chapter 20 the monster Victor Frankenstein Henry Clerval Timeline Summary Victor sets about his work creating a second female onster m After following Victor and Henry through mainland Europe and England the monster comes near Victor s workshop in Scotland to see his mate In a fit of anger and guilt Victor destroys the half finished creation in front of the monster and tells the monster he will not continue The threat the monster makes is an ominous one I shall be with you on your wedding night The monster then disappears into the night Victor now contemplates who will be the creature s next victim He receives a letter from Henry Clerval urging him to come back to London to begin planning a journey to India Victor rushes to leave his island within two days once he dismantles the laboratory and hides the remains He sets out in a boat around 2 00 or 3 00 a m to dispose of the remaining body parts Once the task is complete he lays down in the boat to rest when the rising sun and wind awaken him A storm pushes the sailboat out to sea and Victor finds himself in a dire situation He fabricates a sail from his own clothes to steer him toward a town near shore Surprised to find the local folk hostile towards him he asks Surely it is not the custom of
Chapter  20        the  monster   Victor  Frankenstein   Henry  Clerval       Timeline       Summary   Victor   sets   abo...
Englishmen to receive strangers so inhospitably A man answers it is the custom of the Irish to hate villains Victor is immediately taken into custody accused of murder and sent to the local magistrate Mr Kirwin to await sentencing Victor goes along peacefully Key Quote Remember that I have power you believe yourself miserable but I can make you so wretched that you are even more miserable Discussion Questions Who do you think the creature will kill on the wedding night and why Elizabeth because Victor is the one that is telling the story The monster would want to make Victor as miserable as possible Why is the reason that Victor destroyed the companion creature he didn t think it was right to make something else that would be potentially destructive How does the creature react to not having the companion he is angry and sad because he is still going to be lonely
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Chapter 21 Victor Frankenstein Mr Kirwin Alphonse Timeline Summary A body has washed ashore the method of death is familiar the black marks of fingers on the neck Since Victor appears around this same time several people put him near the scene of a crime even though he had not been present At least two witnesses saw a large creature deposit the body of Henry Clerval on the beach and leave Mr Kirwin the local magistrate suggests that the whole entourage go to see the body Victor becomes violently ill and passes two months near death The human frame could no longer support the agonies that I endured and I was carried out of the room in strong convulsions Victor is held in prison and Kirwin sends a nurse and doctor to return him to good health At the trial Kirwin offers a spirited defense of Victor and manages to secure Victor s release when the court learns of Victor s residence on the Orkney Islands The time of the murder and Victor s presence in his lab in the Orkney s proves that he did not commit the crime Alphonse takes Victor home The pair travel from Ireland to Le Harve France and overland to Paris for a brief stay http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 21
Chapter  21     Victor  Frankenstein   Mr.  Kirwin   Alphonse     Timeline    Summary   A  body  has  washed  ashore    th...
Chapter 22 Victor Frankenstein Alphonse Frankenstein Elizabeth Timeline Summary Victor and Alphonse travel from Le Harve France to Paris They rest a few days in Paris before continuing on to Geneva Elizabeth sends a letter to Victor asking if he has another love When he arrives in Geneva he assures her that he is ready to marry her Ten days after his return home Victor marries Elizabeth Knowing that the threat made by the onster m still hangs over him Victor leaves on his honeymoon not sure whether the monster will carry out his evil plan http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 22
Chapter  22     Victor  Frankenstein   Alphonse  Frankenstein   Elizabeth       Timeline       Summary   Victor      and  ...
Chapter 23 Victor Frankenstein Elizabeth the monster Timeline Summary While Victor is prowling the halls of the inn where the couple was living the onster m makes good on his threat to Victor enters their bedroom and strangles Elizabeth Victor shoots at the monster when he flees but the monster gets away without being wounded When Alphonse learns of Elizabeth s death he is overcome with grief and dies Victor goes to a local magistrate and tells the entire story to him With the local authorities hamstrung as to what their action should be Victor sets off in search of the monster to exact revenge http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 23
Chapter  23     Victor  Frankenstein   Elizabeth   the  monster       Timeline       Summary   While      Victor      is  ...
Chapter 24 Victor Frankenstein the monster Robert Walton Timeline Summary Victor leaves Geneva forever goaded on by the onster m s laughter A chase ensues as Victor tries to capture and kill the creature who has tormented him for several years Victor chases the monster from Geneva south to the Mediterranean Sea Both board a ship bound for the Black Sea journey through Russia and make their way north to the Arctic Circle The weather gets worse as the duo travels north There is little or no food and fierce winter storms The monster steals a dog sled team and is seen by local villagers to be armed and dangerous Victor closes to within one mile of the monster when the ice on which both travel begins to crack and separate the two from each other It is at this time when Robert Walton finds Victor with his dying dog team dogs floating on an ice flow in the Arctic Ocean Victor encourages Robert to continue the fight to destroy the monster if he does not http www cliffsnotes com literature f frankenstein summary and analysis chapter 24
Chapter  24   Victor  Frankenstein     the  monster   Robert  Walton       Timeline       Summary   Victor      leaves  Ge...