Frankenstein plot ch. 16-18 Flashcard Example #55754

What happens to the De Lacey family after the events of chapter 15? How does the creature respond, and what does he do to the cottage?
The De Lacey’s leave because they fear the monster will harm the old man. The creature burns down their cottage.
How does the creature travel? Does this remind you of any other people’s travels?
The creature travels only at night. Vampires, creatures, runaway slaves.
What event during the creature’s travels confirms his hatred of humans?
The creature tries to save a drowning girl and when the girl’s companion sees the monster, the man shoots at the monster.
What event happens when the creature is near Geneva? Who is the boy? Who is the woman?
The creature encounters a small boy and wants to take the child and raise him not to hate the monster. The boy is William Frankenstein. The boy screams at the monster, and the monster kills him. The monster finds Justine sleeping in a barn and plants the necklace in her pocket.
When Victor visits the site of William’s death in chapter 7, he says “I had turned loose into the world a depraved wretch, whose delight was in carnage and misery.” After reading the creature’s version of events, do you agree?
The creature frequently says he will leave all men alone once he has a companion.
What does the creature demand from Victor?
The creature demands a female mate.
How does Victor at first respond to the creature’s demand? What response does he expect from the creature? What approach does the creature say he will take?
At first, Victor refuses, but through logical reasoning, the monster convinces Victor to create the female monster.
How effective is the creature in convincing Victor?
Very effective! Victor agrees.
Why does Victor want to visit England? What do you make of his talk of slavery?
Victor visits England because more advances in science have taken place in England. He says he is enslaved by his creation.
What is the effect of Victor’s return to the present?
The break in the narrative brings the listener to the present and Victor foreshadows the death of Clerval.
How does Victor appear and respond to his family when he returns home?
Victor appears happy and healthy when he returns to Geneva.
89. Why does Victor’s father think Victor might not want to marry Elizabeth?
Victor’s father, Alphonse, believes Victor may have fallen out of love with Elizabeth over time.
What does the creature say will happen if Victor creates a female for him?
The monster agrees to live in the deserts of South America and have no further contact with humans.
What does Victor decide? What does the creature say he will do while Victor is at work?
Victor decides to build the female. The creature says he will monitor Victor.

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