Frankenstein Review Flashcard Example #60563

Justine Moritz
adopted into the Frankenstein family, blamed for William’s death and executed
Mr. Delacey
He was the creature’s only friend, old blind man
M. Waldmann
inspires Frankenstein to push the boundaries of science.
Robert Walton
Author of the letters in the beginning of the book
the natural phenomena that influenced Frankenstein’s work
Where Victor Frankenstein attends university
Alienation/Loneliness, Nature vs. Nurture, Appearance vs. Reality, Duty and Responsibility, Justice vs. Injustice, Forbidden Knowledge, Science vs. Nature, Multiple Personalities, Man as God
List one of the major themes in Frankenstein
What genre of writing is Frankenstein?
Mrs.Margaret Saville
To whom are the letters in Frankenstein written?
Frame narration
In what way is Frankenstein written?
Robert Walton was in the arctic exploring the unknown
Where was the author of the letters and why was he there?
He found Frankenstein on a small piece of ice
How did Walton meet Frankenstein?
He liked Frankenstein and hoped they would eventually become friends
How did Walton feel about his guest?
He tried to bestow animation on lifeless matter
What goal did Frankenstein pursue at Ingolstadt
Horrified and disgusted
How did Frankenstein feel when his creature came to life
He became ill with a fever and delerium
What happened to Victor on the day he brought the creature to life?
Henry Clerval
Who took care of Frankenstein when he was ill?
A letter from Elizabeth
What did Clerval give Frankenstein when he was better
They took walks around Ingolstadt, and Frankenstein introduced Clerval to the professors
How did Frankenstein and Clerval spend the next couple months after Frankenstein got better?
That William was murdered
What news did the letter from Frankenstein’s father bring?
The Creation
What did Frankenstein see just outside the gates of Geneva as he was returning home?
Justine Moritz, because she had the picture that was given to William
Who was accused of committing the murder, and why?
He thought Justine was innocent, and the creation was the murderer
What was Frankenstein’s reaction to this accusation?
Tried to help testify for Justine
What did Frankenstein do about his dilemma?
That he was guilty, for he made the Creation
What was Frankenstein’s state of mind after the trial and its conclusion?
The Creation
Whom did Frankenstein meet after he had ascended to the summit of Montanvert?
To listen to his story
What did the creature want of Frankenstein?
Like a newborn, alone
How did the creature feel when he first felt life?
Horrified, either attacked or ran
What was the reaction of the villagers the creature encountered?
The forest, later a hovel
Where did the creature take shelter?
They were very poor
What observations did the creature make about the people in the cottage?
To read, write, and speak, by watching Felix teach Safie
What does the creature learn to do, and how does he learn this?
Friendly, welcoming
What was the elder De Lacey’s reaction when the creature entered the cottage and began speaking with him?
Felix attacked, Safie fled, Agatha fainted
What was the reaction of the De Lacey family when they saw the creature?
Lit it on fire
What did the creature do at the cottage when he returned and found that the De Laceys had moved out?
Horrified, shot the creature
What was the reaction of the man whose daughter was saved from drowning by the creature?
That he could cause misery, too
What discovery did the creature make when he approached another human?
Strangled him
What did the creature do to William?
To create a female creature, equally ugly, so that he wouldn’t be alone
What did the creature ask Frankenstein to do, and why?
At first refuses, consents soon after
How did Frankenstein react to this request to create the female creature?
That he will be with Frankenstein on his wedding night
What threat did the creature make when he saw Frankenstein destroy his second creation?
He is accused of murder and arrested
What happened to Frankenstein when he landed his boat?
Private trial, with magistrate arranging defense
What happened at Frankenstein’s trial?
Travels, and his wedding to Elizabeth
What event occurred next in Frankenstein’s life?
The monster came in and killed Elizabeth
What happened on Frankenstein and Elizabeth’s wedding night?
He died of grief
What happened to Frankenstein’s father as a result of this latest tragedy?
Kindly disbelieving, makes excuses not to help
What was the magistrate’s response when Frankenstein told him the entire story of the creature?
Go North to chase the creature
What did Frankenstein do after he left the magistrate?
To turn back from his obsession (quit the voyage)
What request does Frankenstein make of Robert Walton?
What happens to Victor at the end of the novel?
What happened to Frankenstein at the end of the novel?
Walton said
“You have read this strange and terrific story; and do you not feel your blood congeal with horror….”
The monster said
I am an unfortunate and deserted creature; I look around and have no friend on earth.
Idea that one can turn lead into gold or create life in a test tube
Paradise Lost
Taught the monster that God behaved as a Father to Adam
Why Mary started the novel
As a result of a competiton to tell the scariest story
Lake Geneva
Setting for the creation of the novel
Where monster is created
the Orkneys (Scotland)
Where the female monster is created
the ice
where Victor is physically separated from the monster
How does Caroline Beaufort die?
dies of scarlet fever
How does Elizabeth die?
killed by the monster
How does Justine die?
Hanged for killing William
Mary Shelley
was educated by her father
Is curious and helpful
The monster is initially
The rejection by the cottagers
contributes to the monster’s change
Emotions and Nature
are traits of Romanticism
Percy Shelley died from
The death of Mary Shelley’s babies
May have influenced her to write the book.
The dangers of ego and pride
Are warned against in the novel
Dynamic Character
a character that undergoes significant change (Victor, The Creature)
Static Character
a character that remains the same throughout the story (Henry, Victor’s Father)
Victor Frankenstein
He is the main character, a man driven by ambition and scientific curiosity. His quest for absolute knowledge and power will eventually end in his own ruin.
Elizabeth Lavenza
Both Victor’s sister and his bride. She is presented as being angelically good and incomparably beauty: she represents ideal womanhood and its promises of love and comfort.
Victor’s mother; a paradigm of motherly concern and generosity. Her death provides the catalyst for Victor’s desire to transcend death. It is her last wish that Victor and Elizabeth be married.
Victor’s father; yet another shining example of kindness and selflessness. His happiness depends on the happiness of his children. If they fail, he does as well; thus, their deaths precipitate his own.
The youngest son of the Frankenstein family. His death at the hands of the monster renders him a symbol of lost and violated innocence.
Henry Clerval
Victor’s best friend since childhood. Fascinated with the history of mankind, he is Victor’s intellectual opposite. He, too, will be murdered by the monster; he is perhaps a symbol of the destruction of Victor’s own goodness and potential.
Though a servant in the Frankenstein household, she is more like a sister to Victor and Elizabeth. She is executed for William’s murder, and thus becomes yet another martyr to lost virtue and innocence.
The Creature
The work of Frankenstein’s hands, he is his double, his persecutor, and his victim. The lives of him and his creator are inextricably entwined.
Robert Walton
The reader’s representative in the novel, he is the person to whom Victor relates his story. He has much in common with Victor: ambition, drive, and the desire for glory.
De Lacey
The head of the household observed by the creature, he has been robbed of his fortunes as a result of his own kindness. His blindness makes him capable of recognizing the creature’s sincerity and goodness despite his hideous appearance.
The son of de Lacey, he is devoted to his family and his mistress, Safie. Though noble, he drives the creature from the family cottage with stones. He thereby symbolizes one of the basic flaws in the human character: the hatred of difference.
The daughter of De Lacey, she is yet another example of selfless womanhood, caring for her brother and her father despite their poverty and her own sadness.
The betrothed of Felix. She is presented as exotically beautiful, and is racially fetishized for her Turkishness. The de Lacey family wishes to marry her to Felix and convert her to Christianity.
Robert Walton is a _______
Sea captain
Sea Captain
Walton’s goal on his expedition is to _________
Find a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
Find gold
Find the creature
Find a new country
Find a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
Where does the expedition find Victor Frankenstein?
In a cave
At the bottom of the ship, stowing away
On a floating piece of ice in the ocean
None of the above
On a floating piece of ice in the ocean
Who is Beaufort?
Victor’s grandfather
The dear departed friend of Victor’s father
The father of Caroline
All of the above
All of the Above
The marriage between Victor’s parents comes about after _______
The departure of Wallace
The move to Switzerland
The death of Beaufort
The birth of Victor
The death of Beaufort
Walton narrates the story and writes letters to ______
His aunt
His sister
His fiancee
His mother
His sister
Henry Clerval is _________
A professor
A relative of the Frankenstein family
A merchant
Victor’s closest childhood friend
Victor’s closest childhood friend
Who is Elizabeth Lavenza?
A girl taken in by the Italian peasant family
The adopted daughter of the Frankensteins
both The adopted daughter of the Frankensteins and A girl taken in by the Italian peasant family
A serving girl
Both The adopted daughter of the Frankensteins and A girl taken in by the italian peasant family
Victor’s initial interest in science is sparked at age 13 when he reads ______
The works of Plato
The works of Galileo
The works of Cornelius Agrippa
The works of da Vinci
The works of Cornelius Agrippa
At the University in Ingolstadt, Victor becomes interested in _________
Neither Chemistry or The Elixir of Life
both Chemistry and The elixir of life
The elixir of life
Both Chemistry and The elixir of life
Caroline succumbs to _______
Scarlet fever
Chicken pox
Scarlet fever
Ultimately, Victor’s schooling results in his obsession for ________
Armed with scientific knowledge, Victor decides upon the artificial creation of _______
A robot
A human
A monster
None of the above
A human
How often does Victor visit his family while in school?
After Victor animates his creation, he
Meets Clerval the next morning
Runs away
Tries to hide
All of the above
All of the above
The horror Victor feels at the creature’s movement can be defined as _______
Reality crashing into knowledge
Knowledge crashing into dreams
A dream crashing into reality
Reality crashing into dreams
A dream crashing into reality
Clerval’s original purpose in coming to the University is to________
Nurse Victor’s illness
Go sightseeing
Fetch Victor
Caroline dies peacefully with the assurance of _____
A union between Victor and Justine
A union between Ernest and Elizabeth
A union between Elizabeth and William
A union between Victor and Elizabeth
A union between Victor and Elizabeth
The creature’s chance encounter with William in the forest might be described as ___________
The ends justify the means
both Poetic justice and Irony
Poetic justice
both Poetic justice and Irony
Victor and Henry learn of William’s death via _______
Express messenger
Why is Justine accused of William’s murder?
The picture of Caroline was found in her dress
She confessed her guilt
both She was framed. and The picture of Caroline was found in her dress
She was framed.
both She was framed. and The picture of Caroline was found in her dress
After Justine’s condemnation, in order to mitigate his guilt and sadness, Victor ________
Wanders the mountains and valleys
Returns to Ingolstadt
Starts a new experiment
Spends time with his family
Wanders the mountains and valleys
When Victor meets up with his creation in the mountains, how much time has passed?
A year
Four years
Three years
Two years
Two years
Henry Clerval might best be described as ________
Passionate and romantic
Cold and calculating
Practical and intelligent
Insensitive and callous
Passionate and romantic
Why does Victor remain in the creature’s cave to hear his tale?
It is too cold outside
He cannot find his way home
He is scared to leave
He hopes to hear that the creature was not responsible for William’s death
He hopes to hear that the creature was not responsible for William’s death
After being abandoned by his maker, the creature subsists on _________
Stolen food
Small animals
Tree bark
Roots and berries
Roots and berries
The relationship between Victor and the creature can be likened to that between __________
Cain and Abel
Esau and Jacob
God and Adam
Jacob and Rachel
God and Adam
The creature takes refuge in a cave and spends his days _________
Mourning the loss of his maker
Watching a family of three
Watching a family of three
When he observes the distress of the family, the creature leaves ______ on the doorstep.
Felix is thrilled with the arrival of __________
De Lacey
the creature
The family relationship is best defined as ________
A mother, a son and a daughter
A father, a son and a daughter
A father and two daughters
A mother and two sons
A father, a son and a daughter
The creature might best be described as __________
Cruel at times but misunderstood
Completely helpless
Completely cruel
Cruel at times but misunderstood
Clerval is murdered by the creature when Victor __________
Decides to pursue another experiment
Runs away
Refuses to make another creature
Returns to Switzerland
Refuses to make another creature
The major driving forces behind the creature’s destructive behavior are _______
both Vengeance and Loneliness
both Vengeance and Loneliness
Victor is acquitted of the charge of Clerval’s murder because of ____________
An eyewitness
His own testimony
The influence of his father
His horrified reaction upon seeing the body
His horrified reaction upon seeing the body
The creature is able to kill Elizabeth because ________
Victor left the bedroom to stand guard outside
Elizabeth invited him inside
The creature was hiding under the bed
None of the above
Victor left the bedroom to stand guard outside
The entire novel can be viewed as a cautionary tale about _________
In the end, who knows of the creature’s origin and existence?
both Victor and Walton
Neither Walton or Victor
both Victor and Walton
Victor’s painful story is not in vain because Walton _________
Records it for publication
Promises to kill the creature
Turns back from the dangerous expedition
None of the above
Turns back from the dangerous expedition
The story concludes when the creature __________
Takes over Walton’s ship
Is arrested by the police
Mourns Victor and pledges his own death
Kills Victo
Mourns Victor and pledges his own death

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