Frankenstein – Mary Shelley Flashcard Example #18183

Where Victor tried to find peace after Justine’s death…
Chamounix
Where Victor’s family lived…
Geneva
Victor’s murdered brother
William
The incriminating evidence found in Justine’s pocket
locket
Victor became interested in galvanism after seeing lightning strike this
oak (tree)
She was executed even though she was innocent of murder
Justine
The creature learned to read by watching the cottagers instruct her
Safie
Victor spent a lot of time in (blank) houses getting body parts
Charnell
The creature called the cottagers his (blank)
protectors
The novel opens with four of these destined for Mrs. Saville
letters
“You are my creator, but I am your (blank)”
master
Elizabeth begged the crowd not to let Justine perish there
Scaffold
Victor was fascinated by (blank) like Paracelsus
alchemists
The captain who was driven by some of the same desires as Victor
Walton
The author of Frankenstein is Mary (blank)
Shelley
The creature demanded that Victor make one
female
Country where the creature took up residence in a hovel near the DeLacey’s cottage
Germany
What the creature and Victor both drove across the ice
sledge
The ship was surrounded by this
ice
“and now it is ended; there is my last (blank)”
victim
Victor often refers to the creature as the (blank)
fiend
Where Victor’s parents were staying when he was born
Italy
The mothers of Elizabeth and Mary Shelley both died as a result of this
childbirth
He made the creature
Victor
Walton became one for a year
poet
The creature approached the senior DeLacey because he was (blank)
blind
Where Victor placed the torn remains of the female creature
basket
Where Victor went to pursue his studies
Ingolstadt
The type of fever Victor tended to fall into
nervous
One of the cottagers, Felix’s sister
Agatha
Victor’s soul mate and bride
Elizabeth
Victor’s surviving brother
Ernest
Henry (blank) was Victor’s best friend
Clerval
The creature was enraged when William hurled these at him
epithets
The type of fever that probably killed Victor’s mother
scarlet
“I shall be with you on your (blank) night”
wedding
The cottagers were imprisoned and impoverished for helping a (blank)
turk
This drove the creature after Felix beat him and the cottagers left
revenge
Walton complained to his sister that he didn’t have one
friend
Walton was afraid of this if he didn’t head home
mutiny
The cottager who thought he was defending his father
Felix
The doomed protagonist and narrator of the main portion of the story. Studying in Ingolstadt, discovers the secret of life and creates an intelligent but grotesque monster, from whom he recoils in horror. Keeps his creation of the monster a secret, feeling increasingly guilty and ashamed as he realizes how helpless he is to prevent the monster from ruining his life and the lives of others.
Victor
The eight-foot-tall, hideously ugly creation of Victor Frankenstein. Intelligent and sensitive, attempts to integrate himself into human social patterns, but all who see him shun him. His feeling of abandonment compels him to seek revenge against his creator.
Creature
The Arctic seafarer whose letters open and close Frankenstein. Picks the bedraggled Victor Frankenstein up off the ice, helps nurse him back to health, and hears Victor’s story. He records the incredible tale in a series of letters addressed to his sister, Margaret Saville, in England.
Walton
Victor’s father, very sympathetic toward his son. Consoles Victor in moments of pain and encourages him to remember the importance of family.
Alphonse
An orphan, four to five years younger than Victor, whom the Frankensteins adopt. In the 1818 edition of the novel, is Victor’s cousin, the child of Alphonse Frankenstein’s sister. In the 1831 edition, Victor’s mother rescues her from a destitute peasant cottage in Italy. She embodies the novel’s motif of passive women, as she waits patiently for Victor’s attention.
Elizabeth
Victor’s boyhood friend, who nurses Victor back to health in Ingolstadt. After working unhappily for his father, he begins to follow in Victor’s footsteps as a scientist. His cheerfulness counters Victor’s moroseness.
Henry
Victor’s youngest brother and the darling of the Frankenstein family. The monster strangles him in the woods outside Geneva in order to hurt Victor for abandoning him. His death deeply saddens Victor and burdens him with tremendous guilt about having created the monster.
William
A young girl adopted into the Frankenstein household while Victor is growing up. Blamed and executed for William’s murder, which is actually committed by the monster.
Justine
The daughter of Beaufort. After her father’s death, she is taken in by, and later marries, Alphonse Frankenstein. She dies of scarlet fever, which she contracts from Elizabeth, just before Victor leaves for Ingolstadt at age seventeen.
Caroline
A family of peasants, including a blind old man; his son and daughter, Felix and Agatha; and a foreign woman named Safie. The monster learns how to speak and interact by observing them. When he reveals himself to them, hoping for friendship, they beat him and chase him away.
Peasants or DeLaceys
The professor of chemistry who sparks Victor’s interest in science. He dismisses the alchemists’ conclusions as unfounded but sympathizes with Victor’s interest in a science that can explain the “big questions,” such as the origin of life.
Waldman
A professor of natural philosophy at Ingolstadt. He dismisses Victor’s study of the alchemists as wasted time and encourages him to begin his studies anew.
Krempe
Who is convicted of the murder of Victor’s younger brother, William?
Justine
. Who is accused of the murder of Henry Clerval?
Victor
To whom is Victor taken after Henry is murdered?
Kirwin
What is the name of the professor at Ingolstadt who first teaches Victor the methods of modern science?
Waldman
With what is Walton obsessed?
Reaching North Pole
Where does Victor first have a conversation with his monster?
Glacier
Who takes care of Victor when he falls ill after creating the monster?
Henry Clerval
To which character(s) in Paradise Lost does the monster compare himself?
Adam and Satan
What does the monster think causes Felix, Agatha, and De Lacey to be unhappy?
poverty
What do Elizabeth and Alphonse assume is the source of Victor’s unhappiness?
Lack of desire to marry Elizabeth
How does Victor react to seeing Henry’s corpse?
ill
To whom does Walton address his letters?
Margaret Saville
What is the monster’s reward for saving a girl from drowning?
shot
What does Walton do after Victor dies?
Returns to England
When written?
1816
When published?
1818
setting
18th century
Frankenstein is a (blank) novel
gothic
Allusion to greek and roman myth of (blank) whom created men from clay and stole fire from mt olympus
Prometheus
retrospective framed in letters
epistolary

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