Explain how Victor Frankenstein’s parents met.
Victor’s father, Alphonse Frankenstein helped a freind, Beaufor, who fell on hard times. After Beaufort died, Alphonse cared for and eventually married Beaufort’s daughter, Caroline.
Summarize how Mary Shelley interjects her social interest of caring for the poor into Frankenstein.
Alphonse cares for Beaufort when he becomes poor. Caroline regularly visits and helps the poor. Elizabeth is adopted from a poor family who can no longer care for her.
Explain how Shelley portrays the women, Caroline, and Elizabeth, in Chapter 1.
Caroline and Elizabeth are both portrayed as virtuous women who are recued, cared for, and protected by men. Elizabeth is also presented to Victor as a gift.
Describe Victor’s childhood.
Victor enjoys an idyllic childhood and is doted on by his parents as they travel throughout Europe.
Explain how Elizabeth comes into the Frankenstein home.
When Caroline meets a peasant family who has taken in Elizabeth from a Milanese noble man. The family can no longer afford to care for Elizabeth, so the Frankensteins adopt her.
How does Victor feel about Elizabeth?
He adores her and feels that she is “mine to protect, love, and cherish” and she is “my more than sister, since till death she was to be mine only.”
Explain Victor’s social tendencies and how he interacts with friends.
Victor tends to avoid crowds and instead, forms close friendship with only a few people (Henry Clerval).
Contrast (Compare) Victor’s academic interests with those of his friend, Henry Clerval.
Victor desires to learn about science- the secrets of heaven and earth, and the “inner spirit of nature” and the “physical secrets of the world,” while Henry Clerval prefers the “moral relations” of things, including history and literature.
Infer Victor’s meaning when he says of his desitre to learn about science: “I find it arise, like a mountain river, from ignoble and almost forgotten sources; but, swelling as it proceeded, it became the torrent which, in its course, has swept away all my hopes and joys.”
While his intrest in science begins as an innocent search for knowledge, it grows to overwhelm and eventually destroy him and everything he loves.
Which authors and topics does Victor become obsessed with reading?
He becomes obsessed with reading the works of early alchemists (Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus). An interest in alcherny then proceeds to an interest in anatomy.
Generalize how Victor learns about alchemy and natural science. How does this fit with the characteristics of Romanticism?
It reflects a Romantic focus on sef-education and parallels Robert Walton educating himself about sailing the world.
Describe Victor’s experience with lightning. How was it a turning point in his life?
When he was 15 he saw a lightning bolt destroy a tree and wondered about the power of ligthtning and electricity.
Explain Victor’s destiny. Locate a quote from the novel to support your answer.
His destiny was to study the science of unknown: “It was a strong effort of the spirit of good…”
Tell what Caroline Frankenstein hopes for Elizabeth and Victor’s future.
Caroline hopes that Victor and Elizabeth marry each other.
Summarize Elizabeth’s response to Caroline’s death.
She becomes the family’s maternal figure. Rather than grieving, she devotes herself to caring for the family.
Explain why Henry Clerval’s father disapproves of education.
He wants Henry to follow in his foot steps in the world of commerce and trade.
Deduce what Victor means when he state,”Chance-or rather the evil influence, the Angel of Destruction, which asserted omnipotent sway over me from the moment I turned my reluctant steps from my father’s door…”
Victor is destined for evil- his destiny was to have the Angel of Destruction decide his future.
Examine how Victor interacts differently with M. Krempe and M. Waldman.
Victor finds M. Krempe to be conceited and condescending. Victor likes M. Waldman better, and respects him. He likes his lecture which prompted Victor to keep searching for answers to keep moving forward.
Evaluate Victor’s assertion, “In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.”
In science, an ending point does not exist, however, because there is always more to learn and explore.
What specific aspects of biology does Victor study?
Human anatomy; how life is created, death, and decay.
Explain how Victor thinks that his creation will regard him.
He thinks his creation will be grateful to and appreciative of him, like both a father, and great creator.
Analyse how Victor violates his own advice: “A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility.”
He becomes obsessed with science and his creation. It dominates his life at the expense of his health, family, and mental health.
Summarize why Victor “shuns his fellow-creatures” while working on his creation.
Victor knowns that he is doing something wrong and isolates himself from others so they will not learn of his actions.
How does Victor react when his creations comes to life?
He is disgsted and runs screaming from the room.
Describe how Victor’s dream takes on the mood of a horror story.
He dreams that he sees and kisses Elizabeth. Elizabeh then changes to his dead mother who starts to decay in his arms.
Explain how Victor reacts to Henry Clerval’s arrival in Ingolstadt.
He is thrilled to see Henry Clerval. He jumps on furniture and runs around in excitement.
Explain the favor that Henry asks of Victor.
Henry asks Victor to write a letter to his father and Elizabeth.
Summerize Elizabeth’s letter to Victor.
She writes that she is regretful that she was not there to take care of Victor when he was so sick; that his father is doing well; Ernest is now 16 and wants to enter the military; the story of how Justine joined the family; of little William and his new girlfriend of 5 years old; some gossip of the town.
Relate how Justine comes to live with the Frankenstein family.
At age 12, Justine lives with the Frankensteins after her own mother mistreats her. When her mother later becomes sick, Justine leaves the Frankensteins to care for her mother, but returns after her mother passes away.
Vicually or descriptively illustrate William Frankenstein.
William has blue eyes, curly hair, and dark eyelashes. He has dimples and is a happy child. He seems to be between 7 and 10 years old.
Analyze how Victor feels after he reads Elizabeth’s letter.
Victor realizes that his lack of communication with his family has caused them pain and anxiety, he immediatley exhausts himself writing a letter to them.
Generalize how M. Waldman and M. Krempe speak of Victor when he and Clerval visit them. What is the irony of this?
They really like him and they think he’s a great student. The irony is that Victor used this knowlege and these talents to create a monster that would eventually destroy him.
What do Victor and Clerval begin studying together?
Asian languages or Persian, Arabic, and Sanskrit.
Assess how Clerval affects Victor and his mood.
Through his companionship and attentiveness, Clerval lifts Victor’s mood and gets him back to feeling like a normal person and his old self.
How does William die?
William was either strangled or his neck was broken- a fingerprint was found on his neck.
Why does Elizabeth blame himself?
She gave William a locket with his mother’s picture to wear around his neck- she thinks it was what he murderer wanted.
How long has it been since Victor has been home?
nearly 6 years.
Contrast Victor’s feelings about the Swiss landscape during the day with how he views it at night.
During the day the mountians as placid and welcoming. At night he feels they are dark and gloomy, and a scence of evil.
Examine how the author utilizes the lightning motif as Victor returns home.
Lightning “plays on the summit of Mont. Blanc” and flashes about the Alps of Savoy illuminating the lake at its base. A flash of lightning also illuminates the creature in the distance.
How does Victor talk himself out of pursuing the beast?
He hesitates at first because the monster escaped. He thinks people will think he’s crazy and doesn’t think he is strong enough to go after him.
Explain what Victor mistakenly believes when he tells Ernest, “The murdered discovered! Good God! How can that be? Who could attempt to pursue him? It is impossible; one might as well try to overtake the winds, or confine a mountain stream with straw.”
He believes that his family knows the monster killed William, and that they have captured the monster.
Specify the evidence that is used to charge Justine with the crime.
The locket containing the picture of Caroline Frankenstein is found in Justine’s pocket.
Why does Elizabeth refuse to believe that Justine is guilty?
She trust Justine and considers her part of the family that she knows really well. She firmly believes she knows Justine is incapable of committing such a crime, especially against William.
Explain why Victor does not announce the real murderer, nor confess to the crime himself.
Since he was not in town at the time of the murder, Victor believes that he will be viewed as a madman if he tells who he believes murdered William.
Discuss how the evidence against Justine builds.
She provides contradictory answers to questions, cannot account for her where abouts, and does not know how the locket got in her pocket.
Examine the accuracy of Justine’s assertion, “I believe that I have no enemy on earth, and none surely would have been so wicked as to destroy me wantonly.”
She does not have any enemies, and believes that her character and behavior to this point in her life will set her free. She can’t fathome someone so evil as to deliberatley destroy her.
Explain how Elizabeth defunds Justine.
Elizabeth says Justine acted as a mother to William and would not have hurt him. Elizabeth also says that Justine wouldn’t have needed to steal locket.
Why does Victor claim he is suffering worse than the accused?
He states that he is worse off because he is plagued by guilt and remorse because he created the monster.
Explain why Justine confesses to William’s murder.
She was hoping to be absolved and to be saved; she was forced into it out of fear of hell and eternal danation.
Mary Shelley wrote Ch. 8 as a commentary on what was, in her opinion, a flawed legal system. Provide examples of how Justine may have received an unfair trial.
Justine is never provided a lawyer; convicted on circumstantional evidence; doesn’t receive a trail by jury; bullied into confession; and immediately executed, and not allowed time for an appeal.
Explain how Victor responds to William’s and Justine’s death.
He gets really depressed and extremely remorseful; unable to sleep nad wants to be alone.
Summarize what Victor does at night after the rest of his family has gone to bed.
He takes the boat onto the lake and ponders suicide.
Show the irony in Victor’s desire to “extinguish the life which I he had so thoughtlessly bestowed.”
When Victor created the being, he sought to create life and dispel death. Now he only thinks of destroying the creature.
Explain why Victor feels that he is the “true murderer” of William and Justine.
He created the being that murdered William.
Compare Shelley’s description of the setting to Victor’s mood.
Shelley describes the setting as “desolate” similar to Victor’s desire for solitude, and “melancholy,” akin tothe depression that Victor experiences. The storm growing in the valley foreshadows Victor’s meeting with the creature.
Explain how the creature blames humanity for his behavior.
The creature says that he was originally benevolent and kind, but that human’s disgust and rejection caused him to become full of hatred and evil.
Generalize how the creature offers an ultimatum to Victor.
The creature tells Victor that he will leave everyone at peace if Victor complies with his conditions, but will continue to murder if Victor doesn’t do as asked.
What is the creature’s chief complaint?
He was once good, but has been turned evil because he is miserably lonely.
From whose point of view are Ch. 11 and 12 told?
The creature’s point of view.
Summarize the creature’s fist experiences when he leaves Ingolstadt.
The creature does not understand anything about his surroundings or his body. As he wanders into the forest, he gradually learns to utilize his senses, eat berries, and drink water.
Explain how the creature learns about fire.
The creature finds a small, abandoned fire and gets burned when he puts his hand on it. Through observation, he learns to maintain the fire by adding wood to it. He then uses the fire for heat and to cook food.
Generalize what the creature leans about humans from his first encounters with them.
The creature learns that he is not wanted or liked by humans. He realizes that humans are only tolerant of people similar to themselves. He also experiences the cruelty of man.
Evaluate the creature’s decision to isolate himself from humans.
His decision to isolate himself from humans is understandable given the human reactions he has experienced.
Describe the family that the creature observes.
The family consists of an ederly blind man, his son, and daughter. The son and daughter constantly worked, while the father plays music. Each of the family members seem sad, but they are benevolent and warm to each other.
Contrast the creature’s assessment of the DeLacey’s lifestyle with its reality.
the creature thinks the DeLaceys live luxuriously since they have shelter, fire, food, clothing, and each other. In reality, the DeLacey’s work hard for everything they have, are deep in poverty, and struggle just to eat.
Explain how the creature assists the DeLacey family.
he stops eating their food and beings cutting wood and placing it at their door each night.
Calculate how long the creature observes the DeLacey family.
He observes the DeLacey family for “several revolutions ofthe moon” or several months.
Discuss how the creature learns from the family.
The creature learns about family relationships, kindness, speech, music, and reading by observing the family.
Explain why the creature wants to learn to speak.
He thinks that if he can speak to humans, they will overlook his frightening appearance.
Determine the irony in the creature looking upton the DeLaceys as “superiour beings.”
When Victor made the creature, he felt that he was forming a race of superior beings. Now the supposedly “superior” creature thinks that a family who most humans would look down on is truly superior.
Describe how Safie’s presence facilitates the creature’s ability to speak and read.
By observing the family, the creature learns to speak as the family teaches Safie to speak and read French.
Show how the creature demonstrates his fear of encountering humans.
He only leaves his hovel at night and stays away from villages and other areas inhabited by humans.
Infer what the creature learns of the human spirir from Volney’s Ruins of Empires.
* learns humans can be kind and evil
* learns about history
* also learns that humans value wealth and power.
* learns about history
* also learns that humans value wealth and power.
What else does the creature learn about?
About the differences between the series, and the birth of children and roles of men and women in society and family.
How does this knowledge make the creature ponder his place inthe universe?
The creature realizes that he does not possess any qualities (wealth, beauty, intelligence) which are valued by man. He realizes he has no one- no family or companionship.
Evaluate how the creature’s reflections demonstrate his innate humanity.
The creature’s desire to interact with others and have a family show that he has the capability to be human instead of cruel. He doesn’t want to harm others, but to be included as a member of a family.
Describe the DeLacey’s family background.
The DeLaceys are a well to do, highly respected family in Paris. Felix served his country, and Agatha moved throughout high society.
Summarize the circumstances that caused the DeLacey’s ruin.
Safie’s father was a Turkish merchant, who suddenly became an enemy to the government of France. He was arrested and put into prison, tried, and condemned to death. It was said that he was an enemy because of his religion and nothing else. Upon hearing this, Felix became enraged and vowed to help the Truk escape. In return, the Turk offered wealth, but Felix saw Safie and though that she would be a good reward.
Discuss how the Turkc uses Safie to ensure Felix’s assistance.
The Turk says that he will give Safie’s hand in marriage to Felix if he will help him escape.
Examine how Safie sought to reject the cultural expectations places on her.
She wants to marry a Christian, as she was taught Christanity by her mother, and live independently and make her own decisions. She does not want to live in a harem without any rights.
Explain the irony of Safie’s father not wanting her to marry Felix, a Christian.
Safie’s father fell in love with and married a Christian Arab, but he will not allow Safie to marry a Christian.
While Felix is in Italy courting Safie, what happens to his father and Agatha? Why? What happens to the DeLacey family as a result of Felix’s actions?
DeLacey and Agatha are arrested and put in jail for Felix’s aid in the escape. Felix learns of this and returns home to Paris. The entire family is put on trial, found guilty, and forced in exile in Germany, stripped of everything they once had.
Contrast how the creature feels when reading The Sorrows of Werter and Plutarch’s Lives.
When he reads this, the creature ponders his place in the world and how he fits in- he was left feeling despondent and depressed. Plutarch’s Lives teaches him about history and people outside of himself and his world; he learns to respect and admire the men before him.
Examine how the creature sees himself as different from Adam in Paradise Lost.
Adam is created, cared for, and communicates with loving creator. The creature was abandoned by Victor, his creatur, and feels lonely and bitter.
Explain how knowledge heightens the creature’s frustration with his situation.
Knowlege shows the creature how much of an outcast he is form society, and how difficult it will be to become an accepted member of society.
Generalize how the creature thinks the DeLacey family will respond to his advances.
The creature thinks the DeLacey family will be kind and compassionate, overlooking his hideous deformities.
Explain what occurs whe nthe creature meets the DeLacey family.
The older man listens to the creature and is kind to him. When Felix returns home to find the crearute, he beats him until he leaves the cottage.
After much thought, how does the creature believe that he should have done things differently? What does the creature decides to do as a result?
the creature admits that should have introduced himself slowly to the family, winning the trust and companionship of the father first before revealing himself to the rest of the family
Explain what the creature sees the next morning, what he decides to do as a result.
After noticing the cottage is empty, he sees Felix discussing leaving with his landlord, although they paid 3 months rent an the garden full of food, the creature burned the house and garden then ran away
Explain why the creature wants to meet Victor.
he feels that Victor is the person who will offer him companionship and a way to improve the creature’s feelings of injustice
How does the incident with the DeLacey family change the creature?
Before, he thought the DeLaceys and humans were good and caring. After, he is bitter and wants revenge especially on Victor
Summarize the creature’s encounter with the drowning girl. How does the incident further fuel the creature’s hatred for mankind and need for revenge?
The creature came across a girl playing by a stream, she falls in and he saves her, the guy with her shoots the creature thinking he was hurting her. Every time he is about to make friends, mankind shows hatred.
Describe why the creature chooses to kill William.
He hopes the little boy will be his friend, the boy wants to get away revealing who he is. The creature kills him as a way to get back at Victor.
Explain why the creature places the locket in Justine’s pocket.
As revenge for his lack of female love and companionship.
Describe the demand the creature makes for Victor.
For Victor to make him a female companion just like him.
Explain how Victor first responds to the creature’s demand.
Says he will not do it
Discuss how the creature convinces Victor to make him a mate.
Tells him that if he does the creature will move away and never hurt anyone again
Examine how the creature believes companionship will help his temperament.
His vices result from being lonely, the goodness will shine through if he has a companion
Explain how the creature plans to stay abreast of Victor’s progress.
Watch him and reappear when the creature is done.
Compare the creature’s feelings to those of Captain Robert Walton at the beginning of the novel.
They both want a friend, they are lonely
Explain why Alphonse Frankenstein thinks Victor is depressed.
Alphonse Frankenstein thinks that Victor does not want to marry Elizabeth, that he regards her as more of a sister, and that he is in love with someone else.
Summarize why Victor feels that he cannot marry Elizabeth at this time.
Victor feels that he must complete the task of building a female creature before he can marry Elizabeth.
Demonstrate how Victor manipulates his father so he has the time and liberty to create a female creature.
Victor tells his father he wants to travel to England before he marries. Victor does not tell his father that the journey will give him time and resources to build the creature.
Analyze why Victor feels that his family will be safer if he leaves Switzerland.
Victor thinks the monster will follow him to England and not harm the Frankenstein family in Switzerland.
Generalize how the setting and scenery of his journey finally affect Victor’s mind and spirits.
Unable to relax and think of anything but his task at hand, Victor was miserable up until the riverboat trip. Finally, Victor succumbs to the beauty of the trip and relaxes and enjoys the tranquility of the river cruise.
Assess how Victor feels about Clerval’s friendship and companionship.
Victor appreciates Clerval’s devoted friendship and imagination which always “soothes” his “heart”.
Quote the passage(s) that explain how Victor views his life in regards to the monster and his demand.
Victor says, “a blind had come over my existence” and “I saw an insurmountable barrier placed between me and my fellow men”
While Clerval and Victor are in London, how does Clerval occupy his time.
Clerval is occupied with working on making connections towards the progression of colonization and trade with India
Describe how Victor views the process of creating a female creature.
Victor views the process “like the torture of single drops of water continually falling on the head”
To what is Shelly alluding in Victor’s assertion: “But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be- a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitable to others, and intolerable to myself?” What does Victor mean?
This is a reference to Victor seeing the lightning bolt hit the tree so long ago. He means that he is not the man he used to be- peaceful, content, and happy. He is now miserable, “Wrecked,” and hateful to himself
Explain why Victor cannot bear to hear Henry speak of Chamounix.
Victor cannot stand anything associated with the creature, and Chamounix is where he listened to the creature’s story.
Explain why Victor sometimes fears for Henry’s life while on their journey.
Victor fears the monster will murder Henry as punishment for Victor’s delay in the creation of the female monster.
What does Victor ask of Henry? What does Victor wish to do on his own?
That he stay with his friends in Scotland while Victor tours on his own. Victor wants to find a remote place to build the woman creature alone.
Formulate how Victor’s selection of the Orkney Islands mirrors his feelings about the task he plans to complete there.
The Orkney Islands are barren and remote. Just as the locale contains little life, Victor feels that he must complete his task alone. The task also makes Victor feel emotionally barren.
Judge Victor’s emotional state as he begins to create a female moster.
Victor does not really want to create a female monster. At times he cannot bear to enter the lab, but at other times he works for extended periods of time. He is disgusted by the work he is doing, but continues out of fear of the moster.
What are Victor’s concerns about creating another monster?
Victor does not know how the female monster will feel and act. She may refuse to stay with the male creature; she may be more violent than the male creature; the creatures may have kids together and begin and entire race of monsters
Explain why Victor destroys the creature he is forming.
When the male creature appears at Victor’s window and Victor realizes his “malice and treachery” he destroys the female monster
Examine how the creature conveys the power he believes he has over Victor.
The monster calls Victor his slave and reminds Victor that he can make his life miserable. He also says, “You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!”
Generalize how Victor feels after the monster threatens him.
Victor keeps hearing the monster’s threat in his head as he walks along the deserted beach. He regrets not going after him. He wonders what the creature will do on his wedding night. Victor debates whether he should return home or stay on the Orkney Island.
What does Victor do with the remains of the female creature?
Victor takes the remains out to sea and throws them overboard with stones to weigh them down.
Describe what Victor does when he becomes tired while sailing.
Victor lies down in the bottom of the boat and goes to sleep
How does the dead body’s appearance relate its cause of death?
black mark fingers on the body’s neck showed he was strangled
Summarize why the townspeople think Victor is the murderer.
he showed up in town around the time the murder in a boat similar to the one spotted near the crime scene
Who has been murdered?
Show how Victor responds to Clerval’s death upon seeing his body and how he behaves while in jail.
Victor becomes extremely agitated. While in jail, he becomes very sick and delirious and longs to die
Explain how Mr. Kirwin helps Victor.
he sends a nurse to care for Victor and writes to Victor’s father, he defends Victor in court when he realizes he is innocent
Explain how Victor is acquitted of Clerval’s murder. How long was Victor incarcerated?
Victor was on Orkney Island at the time of the murder; 3 months
Discuss Victor’s emotional response to his acquittal.
he wishes to be taken back to his innocent childhood years, Victor is depressed and suicidal because he hold’s himself responsible for the murder
Examine Victor’s assertion, “William, Justine, and Henry- they all died by my hands”(183).
Victor created the monster’s hands that murdered William Henry and framed Justine for William’s murder
Discuss the meaning of Victor telling his father, “A thousand times would I have shed my own blood, drop by drop, to have saved their lives; but I could not, my father, indeed I could not sacrifice the whole human race”(184)
He feels responsible for the murders and would sacrifice his life to stop them. He would not, however, create another monster which could harm more humans in order to give in the male creature’s demands
Explain why Elizabeth thinks Victor is depressed and troubled.
She thinks Victor may have fallen in love with someone else and does not want to marry Elizabeth
Explain how Victor tries to protect himself from the monster.
Victor constantly carries pistols and a dagger
How does Shelly utilize nature to foreshadow ominous happenings at the beginning of this chapter?
A storm blows in just before Elizabeth is murdered
Describe how the monster is with Victor on his wedding night.
The monster murders Victor’s bride on her wedding night. As Victor discovers her, the monster, jeering grin on his face, points at her body then escapes through the window
Show how Elizabeth’s death intensifies Victor’s concern for his other lover ones.
Victor worries that the monster will go to Geneva to harm other members of his family
How does the creature inadvertently kill Alphonse Frankenstein?
Alphonse dies soon after due to heartbreak and stress over Elizabeth’s murder
Formulate how Elizabeth and Alphonse’s deaths change Victor’s focus in life.
Victor decides to pursue the monster wherever he may go, and kill him when he finds him
Explain why the magistrate does not think that he can offer much help to Victor.
The magistrate thinks the monster is too strong and too quick to be caught by humans and that he may already be far away from the area
Assess how Victor’s comment that the creature “may be hunted like the chamois, and destroyed as a beast of prey” relates to his perception of his creation.
Victor views the creature as an animal, not human in any way
What is ironic about Victor’s statement:”…….how ignorant are thou in thy price of wisdom?”
It was Victor’s pride of wisdom that got him into this situation in the first place so long ago
Where does Victor travel and why does he go there?
leaves Geneva, heads to Mediterranean Sea, boards a ship bound for the Black Sea; journeys north through Russia and to the Arctic circle, searches for the creature, out for his revenge
How does Victor feel as if he is being guided by a “spirit of good”?
when he was hungry, he was able to produce food; thirsty it rained until his thirst was quenched, then the rain the rain would stop
Describe how Victor and the creature’s roles have reversed.
Previously the creature followed Victor as he traveled. Now, Victor pursues the creature
Point out why the creature leaves Victor hints and marks regarding his trail.
enjoys the cat-and-mouse game with Victor. He also knows that the journey is difficult for Victor and uses this as a way to torment his creator
Infer the creature’s meaning when he tells Victor, “My reign is not yet over…you live, and my power is complete”(202)
creature knows he is in control of the hourney and the “game” since Victor has to endure so much hardship to find the creature. While Victor pursues him, the creature is in charge and holds power over Victor
Generalize the creature’s state of mind and how he views humans while on his journey.
creature is obsessed with tormenting Victor and views humans as enemies. He does not hesitate to frighten or steal from people while on his journey, especially in hamlet
What natural event threatens Victor’s safety”
Ice breaks apart stranding Victor and his sled dogs on a floating piece of ice
Interpret Victor’s thoughts when he repeatedly refers to “guiding spirits”.
feels that he is guided by spirits of his dead friends and family. Feels that after death, he will be able to guide Walton to the creature
Why are Felix and Safie’s letters important to Walton?
Letters prove that Victor’s story is true
Summarize the situation about Walton’s ship.
stuck between ice floes, crew wants to turn around and head south, Walton fears mutiny aboard his ship
Relate how Walton has spent most of his time since Victor boarded the ship.
Spent most of the time listening to Victor’s story instead of tending to his ship and crew
Summarize Frankenstein’s speech to the crew.
Victor chastises the men for wishing to abandon their mission and urges then to be brave and that it will benefit mankind if they continue
Analyze why Walton decides to take the ship south.
personally wants to go north but does south to avoid mutiny
Who does Walton find with Victor?
the monster with Victor’s dead body
Discuss how the monster feels now that Victor is dead.
mourns Victor, regrets hurting him, monster says it hurt him to murder his friends and family
Examine the creature’s belief, “I was the slave, not the master, of an impulse which I detested, yet could not disobey”(217)
felt compelled to harm others, couldn’t avoid doing it, chose to murder, statement is not truly accurate
Infer why the creature leaves Walton’s ship.
Themes in the novel
Knowledge for good or evil purposes
The desire for companionship
The power of nature
The desire for companionship
The power of nature