1. Who is writing Letter 1 (and all the letters)? Robert Walton is the writer of the letter. 2. To whom is he writing? What is their relationship? He is writing to his sister Mrs. Saville. 3. Where is Robert Walton when he writes Letter 1? Why is he there? What are his plans? Robert Walton is in St. Petersburg, Russia trying to hire people to serve as the crew of his ship. His plan is to sail to the North Pole and study magnetism. 4. What does Robert Walton tell us about himself? Walton tells us he is an adventurous person and is drawn to finding and exploring new things.
He lets us know he got most of his education from self development and is seeking companionship. 5. Where is Walton now? What do you think of Walton’s question “What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man”? Walton is sailing on north. I think Walton’s question may be motivational, in that if someone has determination and a strong will to do something then he/she can accomplish the goal.
6. How much time has elapsed between Letter 3 and Letter 4? What “strange accident” has happened to the sailors? There has been a month between letter 3 and letter 4. The ship has become stuck in ice. 7.
Why does the man picked up by the ship say he is there? What shape is he in? The man claims he is looking for someone who has left him. The man is in terrible shape. He is starving and close to dying. 8. What sort of person does he seem to be? How does Walton respond to this man? The man seems to be very mysterious. There are little details about him. Walton though finds the man interesting and someone he seems to be able to relate to. He thinks he is smart and not common. 9. How much time has elapsed when Walton begins writing again? What has happened in the meantime? How does the man respond to Walton’s project?
How is Walton responding to the man? Walton starts writing the very next day. The man is getting back his strength. The man does not encourage Walton to get involved in his business. Walton is still interested in the man and wants to learn more. He is not discouraged by the man’s attempt to draw him away. Chapters 1- 5 11. What is the man’s background? (Do we know his name yet? ) Where is he from? The man was born in Geneva to a respected family. His name is Victor. Switzerland. His father and mother wanted a daughter but did not have one of their own. They acquired an orphan girl named Elizabeth and she became his sister. 2. What is the story of the man’s mother, Caroline Beaufort? How does the man feel toward his parents, and what responsibilities does he feel they had toward him? The best friend of the man’s father was the father of Caroline Beaufort. When Caroline’s father died, Victor’s father took care of Caroline and then married her when she was of legal age to get married. Their “duty from heaven” was to raise Victor is be good and their guidance is responsible for all his future happiness or misery. 13. Who is Elizabeth Lavenza and what is her story? What gift does the man’s mother give him? Do we know the man’s name yet?
Do we know his family name? Elizabeth Lavenza is the orphan child taken in by the Frankenstein family, and raised with Victor. She is the daughter of an Italian nobleman and a German woman. She was orphaned and taken in by a poor Italian family before Victor‘s parents took her in. Elizabeth is the gift his mother gives him. The man’s family name is Frankenstein, his birth name is Victor. 14. Who is Henry Clerval and what is his relation to Victor? Henry Clerval is Victor’s childhood friend. Henry is the closest friend of Victor and is with him constantly throughout his childhood. 15.
How does Victor characterize the interests and characters of Clerval, Elizabeth, and himself? They were brought up together and they were of similar age. Elizabeth was calmer and liked poetry, literature and nature. Victor cared more for learning and liked science. He also had a bad temper. Clerval was fascinated by danger. He was deeply read in book of romance and chivalry. He liked stories of medieval knights and King Arthur. 16. Who is Cornelius Agrippa and how does Victor find out about him? How does Victor’s father respond, and how does Victor comment on that response? Agrippa was a German Philosopher who studied the occult.
While staying at an Inn in Thonon, Victor finds one of Agrippa’s books and starts to read it. Victor was fascinated by the book that he told his father about it. Vicotr’s father told him the book was trash and that he was wasting his time reading it. . 17. What sort of science (“Natural Philosophy”) is Victor learning from Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus? How would a modern scientist respond to this sort of thinking? The name of the science is called Alchemy. It is not considered a serious science. Victor is fascinated by the idea of raising ghosts and devils through natural science. nd the search for the fountain of youth. A modern scientists would laugh at these notions. 18. What happens when Victor sees an oak tree destroyed by lightning and hears an explanation? What does Victor then begin to study? Victor is fascinated when he sees the lightning hit the tree and hears the story. Victor gains a desire to study electricity and galvanism. 19. Who or what does he credit for this change in direction? Who or what does he blame for his “utter and terrible destruction”? He claims a guardian angel caused his change in direction in order to keep him away from dangerous pursuits. 20.
What happens to Elizabeth and to Victor’s mother as a result of Elizabeth’s scarlet fever? How does this compare with the mother’s early history? His mother, Caroline, catches scarlet fever herself and dies after nursing Elizabeth back to health. Caroline’s father died in similar circumstances. 21. Why does Victor’s father send him to the University of Ingolstadt? How old is Victor then? Victor’s father believes Victor needs to leave his home country and study abroad to get acquainted with other customs. Victor is 17 years old when he goes off. 22. What does Victor learn from M. Krempe? How does Victor respond to him, and on what grounds?
Is this a good basis for making such a decision? Krempe is a professor of natural philosophy. Victor hates Krempe and sees him as uncouth and squat. Victor responds to him carelessly and with contempt. I’m not sure I would take such an arrogant and defiant stance against one of my professors. 23. What does Victor learn from M. Waldman? How does Victor respond to him? How does Victor think of his older science as opposed to modern science? What does M. Waldman say in describing modern chemistry that changes Victor’s mind? What does Victor say he will now do? Waldman is a chemistry professor.
Victor likes him because Waldman encourages Victor to pursue his passions. Victor finds a renewed passion for science. admires the man’s sophisticated manners. Victor dislikes modern natural philosophy because the modern scientists are not seeking “immortality and power” (32). Waldman tells Victor that these modern scientists are looking into the mysteries of nature and acquiring almost “unlimited power” (33) 24. How well does Victor progress during the next two years? What does he then become interested in, and what ultimately does he discover? Victor studies only natural philosophy and chemistry. He wants to create a human from body parts. 5. Will he share the knowledge of creating life with Walton? Why? (Note the “present” of the telling breaking through the narration here. ) Victor keeps the knowledge of his experiments a secret from Walton. 26. How does he go about creating a human being, and what does he expect as a result of this creation? How long does the task take? What happens to Victor in the process? Victor acquires the body parts by getting them from dissection rooms, charnel houses and slaughterhouses. He expects to create a perfect man. It takes him two years. He becomes obsessed and does not eat or sleep or mix with his friends nor does he write his family. 7. Do you recognize the opening words of this chapter? Remember that Shelley gave them as the starting point of her story. I do not recognize which chapter this question refers. 28. Given all the mad doctor and monster movies we’ve seen, including perhaps versions of Frankenstein, what is unexpected about the description of the actual creation of life here? How much do we learn of the actual procedure? Most movies have scenes where Victor pulls down an electric power lever and jolts the creature to life. There is no incident as this in Shelley’s novel. The book does not go into detail about the actual proces of creating the creature.
Seems like he works on the body a bit and then the creature‘s eye opens. 29. How does Victor respond to the actual creation of life? What surprises him about the way the creature he has brought to life looks? What does that do to Victor’s response? Victor calls his creation a catastrophe. He thought he was creating a beautiful man but what he actually created was an ugly creature. The creature’s skin was yellow as were his eyes. All in all Victor was repulsed by the creature. He ran up to his bed and fell asleep. He then had a dream. 30. What does Victor dream?
How does the dream grow out of, comment on, even explain what Victor has done and been through? He dreams of a very healthy Elizabeth on the streets of Ingolstadt and embraces her in excitement, kisses her and then her features change into the corpse of his dead mother. He then awakes. I think the dream grows out of the stress he is under creating this fake human, this creature. 31. What does the creature do? How does Victor respond? Victor awakes from his dream and the creature is standing by his bed. The creature tries to talk by making sounds and reaches out his arms for Victor. Victor runs out of the house for the rest of the night. 2. Whom does Victor meet arriving in a coach the next morning? How does Victor respond? What does Victor discover when they go to Victor’s apartment? How does Victor respond? What happens to him and for how long? Is there any more news of the creature? Victor meets Henry Clerval. Victor is extremely delighted and forgets all his misfortune and horror of the past months. They discover the creature is not roaming around his apartment as he imagined. Victor responds when he does not find him by going into a nervous fever and stays sick for several months. Henry takes care of him till he gets better.
We have no word of the creature during this time Victor is sick. Chapter 6 34. Who is Justine Moritz and what is her story? What comments does Elizabeth make about her position in Swiss society? What religion is Justine? Justine was a girl who came to live with Elizabeth’s aunt when Justine was 12 years old because her mother did not like her. She stayed with the Frankenstein’s for five years before returning to live with her mother. Justine was a servant and she was Catholic. (p 51-52) 35. Who is William and how old is he? Have we heard of him before? William must be a small boy as his best friend is a 5 year old girl named Louisa.
There is no exact mention of William’s age so we have to assume he is around 5 also. No further information is given about him and this is the first mention of him in the book. (P 53) 36. What does Victor do after his recovery? What is Clerval’s “plan of life”? He introduces Clerval to his professors. Cerval’s plan was to attend the university and study Oriental languages as he saw economic opportunities in the East. He needed to understand the languages in order to conduct business. (p. 55) 37. When does Victor finally plan to return home? What do he and Clerval do while waiting for his father’s directions?
Victor plans to return home to Geneva the latter end of autumn but bad winter weather delays his trip till Spring. (p. 56). While waiting for the letter which was to set his date of departure, he spent time with Henry walking around Ingolstadt. The walking invigorated Victor. Chapter 7 38. What is waiting for Victor when he returns to his apartment? What news does his father have for him? And what is his father’s name? How does Victor respond? He found a letter from his father, Alphonse Frankenstein. (58) Alphonse tells Victor that young William is dead; murdered. Victor threw the letter on the table and covered his face with his hands. 60) He tells Henry to read the letter then to order the horses for he intends to travel home to Geneva. 39. How long has Victor been away from home? What happens the night he returns to Geneva? How does he respond? Victor has been away for nearly six years. (61) He finds the gates of the city of Geneva shut for the night. He could not sleep so he decided to find the spot where William was murdered. One the way he encountered a storm. (62) HE was inspired by it so much he said it was William’s funeral dirge. (63) 40. Whom does Victor see that night? When was the last time they saw each other? How long ago was that?
Victor sees the creature he created two years ago. He calls the creature a filthy demon. The last time they saw each other was the night Victor gave the creature life. (63) 41. What does Victor now believe happened to William? What does Victor assume about the nature of the creature? Victor believes his creature killed William. Victor believes the creature is a “depraved wretch whose delight was in carnage and misery. ” (63) 42. Who has been identified as the murderer, and on what evidence? How does Victor respond to this news? Why doesn’t he say anything about the real murderer? Justine Moritz is accused of killing William.
Victor says this is wrong, “ no one believes it, surely…”) Victor tells Ernest he saw the murderer (the creature) the night before. Of course Ernest has no idea what Victor is talking about as Victor has yet to tell anyone he has created a monster. People believe Justine did it because of her confused behavior the fact she had in her pocket a picture of Victor’s mother which William had before his murder. Victor tried to tell them Justine was not the murderer but could not tell them of the creature as they would think him crazy and no one would believe him. (65,66) Chapter 8 43. What happens at Justine’s trial?
How does Victor respond? Justine says she spent the night of the murder at an aunt’s house. When returning home someone told her of the missing William. She spent so much time looking for him that the city gates were locked that next night so she had to sleep in a barn. She got little sleep and was awoken by footsteps. She thinks someone must have put the picture in her pocket then. (70) Victor sat and listened to the trial and says ; “I could not sustain the horror of my situation…” He then rushes out of court in agony. (71, 72) 44. The next day, why does Justine say she has confessed to the murder of William?
How does Victor respond to Justine’s situation and to Elizabeth’s anguish? Justine confesses to killing William under duress. Even though she did not kill him she says she did so she would not be kicked out of the church (excommunicated) and burn in hell. (73) Victor listens to Justine from the cornor of the prison cell, gnashing his teeth in agony as he knows the real truth. But, in the end Victor does nothing. He does not step up and tell the truth to save Justine. He allows her to dies on the scaffold. (44) Chapter 9 45. How does Victor respond in the days after Justine’s death? How have Elizabeth’s views changed?
Victor goes into a deep depression. He can’t sleep; he is seized by remorse and shuns the face of all men. (77) HE thinks about suicide by drowning himself in the lake. (78) Elizabeth is also despondent. She is no longer happy and sees men as monsters thirsting for each other’s blood. (79) She used to believe in justice in the world but no is bitter and resentful of the idea of justice. (80) 46. What journey does Victor undertake, and when? What places does he travel through? Where does he stay? Nearly 2 years after Justine was executed Victor journeys to the Alpine valleys sometime in the middle of August.
He went to the valley of Chamounix in the Alps, traveling through the ravine of Arve. (81) He stays in Chamounix. (82) 44. The next day, why does Justine say she has confessed to the murder of William? How does Victor respond to Justine’s situation and to Elizabeth’s anguish? Justine confesses to killing William under duress. Even though she did not kill him she says she did so she would not be kicked out of the church (excommunicated) and burn in hell. (73) Victor listens to Justine from the cornor of the prison cell, gnashing his teeth in agony as he knows the real truth. But, in the end Victor does nothing.
He does not step up and tell the truth to save Justine. He allows her to dies on the scaffold. (44) Chapter 9 45. How does Victor respond in the days after Justine’s death? How have Elizabeth’s views changed? Victor goes into a deep depression. He can’t sleep; he is seized by remorse and shuns the face of all men. (77) HE thinks about suicide by drowning himself in the lake. (78) Elizabeth is also despondent. She is no longer happy and sees men as monsters thirsting for each other’s blood. (79) She used to believe in justice in the world but no is bitter and resentful of the idea of justice. (80) 46.
What journey does Victor undertake, and when? What places does he travel through? Where does he stay? Nearly 2 years after Justine was executed Victor journeys to the Alpine valleys sometime in the middle of August. He went to the valley of Chamounix in the Alps, traveling through the ravine of Arve. (81) He stays in Chamounix. (82) Chapter 10 47. Where does Victor go the next day? Where does he go the following day? P. B. Shelley mentions the glacier in a letter written at Chamouni (his spelling) on July 25, 1817: The following day he roamed through the valley. (83) The following day he resolved to ascend to the summit of Montanvert. 84) 48. How does he feel during this part of his journey? (Notice in this chapter that Frankenstein, in the late 1700s, is able to quote a poem written by P. B. Shelley in 1816. He says his heart is now swelled with something like joy. (85) 49. Whom does Victor see? How does he respond? He sees the “wretch whom I had created”; which was the creature. Victor tells the creature how dare he approach Victor after all the murders the creature committed. He told the creature he wanted to kill him for the evil he has done. (86) 50. In this chapter, we finally hear the creature speak for the first time. What does he say?
Is this what we expect from the creature? The creature says “ I expected this reception” and goes on to say all men hate the wretched and that he the creature is miserable more than any living man. The creature tells Victor that if he, his creator abhors him than what can expect from others. (86,87) I was not expecting the creature to love Victor but did think he would be happier to see his creator. 51. What does the creature ask of Victor? What does the creature say to Victor? Does his language remind you of another literary work? How good is Victor at performing the role of creator for his creature?
The creature asks Victor to hear his story before Victor jumps to conclusions about the creature. (86) The creature tries to explain his plight to Victor. He says he is the fallen angel and that Victor is his Adam, his creator. Maybe this refers to the Bible. Victor is not a good creator as he wants to destroy his creation without trying to figure out what went wrong with it. 52. Why has the creature caused the deaths of William and Justine? Is he as inherently evil and bloodthirsty as Victor has assumed? The creature killed them because he is getting even with Victor for creating him as a hideous monster.
Seems like Victor’s rejection of the creature has turned the creature against Victor. I’m not yet sure if the creature is as evil as Victor thinks but I have not yet heard the creature’s side of the story. (87) 53. What will cause the creature to change? Keep in mind his statement “I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend. Make me happy, and I shall again be virtuous”. What sort of psychological understanding is Shelley showing here? This is found on page 87. Sounds like the creature wants to be as human as everyone else but that normal people will never accept him as he is not a normal human but a creation.
The creature will change is he is accepted as human. This is sort of the premise of the movie “I Robot”. I guess Shelley is using empathy; trying to put Victor in the shoes of the creature. 54. How good of an ironic sense of humor does the creature have? (See the “hand” bit) I guess this refers to paragraph 3 on page 88 where the creature puts his “hated hands” before Victor’s eyes when Victor tells the creature to get out of his sight. I think the point of this is visual and physical proof that Victor is the creator of his own misery. It is a good sense of humor on the part of the creature.
Victor made his own trouble. 55. Does Victor agree to listen to the creature’s tale? What does Victor begin to feel? Where do they go? Victor does agree to hear the creature’s story. Victor says he agrees to go because he feels curiosity and compassion and to see if the creature is really as evil as he thinks. (88,89) He walks up with the creature up to the hut upon the mountain. (88) Frankenstein Answers Chapters 11 – 15 Chapter 11 56. What does the creature remember of his earliest days? How does he seem to be learning things? How well can the creature speak at this point of his existence?
The creature said he had trouble distinguishing between his senses of smell, sight, touch and hearing. The heat bothered him and light hurt his eyes. (90) He seems to learn things through trial and error and time helps him adjust to his body. The creature can’t speak well saying “uncouth and inarticulate sounds” come from his mouth. (91) 57. How does the creature respond to his discovery of the fire? Why does he move? He discovers a fire left by beggars and was overcome with delight at it’s warmth. HE is so happy that he sticks his hand in the flame and gets burned and is in pain. He has to move in order to find food. 57) 58. What happens during his first encounters with people? Is this more like what you expect from a horror story? But from whose point of view do we see these encounters? People shrieked and run from him. They throw things at him. Some even fainted. (93, 94) 59. Where does he finally find a place to stay? What does he learn about the people who live in the cottage? How does he feel toward them? He finds a place which he refers to as a hovel, a shelter and a kennel. He says it is connected to a cottage in which people live. (94) The creature watches the people and learns their habits and daily routine.
He hears music from them. (95, 96) HE seems to feel fondness for them. They seem somewhat sad like he is sad. He finds them gentle people and wants to join them. (98) Chapter 12 60. How does the creature continue to learn about the family he is watching? How might a modern anthropologist or sociologist respond to the creature’s methods? What is the condition of the family? How does the creature manage to help them? The creature continues to stay hidden and watch the people to discover the motives which influenced their actions. (98) This is the same method a modern anthropologist and sociologist would use.
The family is very poor and often hungry. (99) The creature helps the family by gathering fire wood during the night and leaving piles for them to find. (99) 61. How does the creature learn language? Why might he have trouble learning words such as “good, dearest, unhappy”? He learns some words by listening and watching the family. He finds it hard to learn words like good and words of emotion because they have no connection to visible objects. (100). 62. What are the names of the family members? Who are Agatha and Felix? The girl was called sister or by the name of Agatha.
The boy was called brother or son or by the name Felix. The old man was only called father. Felix and Agatha were brother and sister and the old man their father. (100) 63. What things bother the creature when he thinks of discovering himself to the family? How does he respond to his own appearance when he sees it? The creature wants to be able to speak and communicate with the people before he shows himself so he could try and win their friendship with words before they hated him for his looks. (101) He is mortified and despondent when he seems himself in the reflection of the water. (102). 64.
The creature is still there when spring comes. What has been happening to Victor in the meantime? (See Chapter 5. ) Victor has been suffering from his illness which he calls a nervous fever. (47) 65. How does the creature hope to win over the family? How does he respond to the coming of spring? The creature still hopes to learn to speak and to win over the affection of the family through his gentle demeanor and words before they are repulsed by his appearance. The arrival of spring elevates the creature’s spirits and gives him hope. (103) Chapter 13 66. Who arrives at the cottage in the spring? What is Safie’s background?
How does her language problem help the creature? Which of them learns faster? A lady on horseback arrives. She seems to be Arabian. The creature says she is beautiful. Her name is Safie. She does not speak their language so they teach her the language and so the creature watchs so he can learn also. (104, 105) The creature learned the language faster than Safie. (107) 67. How does the creature learn about reading? What book does Felix use to teach Safie? Felix tries to Safie to read from a book so the creature follows along to learn how to read. Felix reads from the book, Volney’s Ruins of Empires. 107) 68. What does the creature learn from this book? How much of a monster can someone be who can say “but when I heard details of vice and bloodshed, my wonder ceased, and I turned away with disgust and loathing”? The creature learns that while man can be noble and godlike he can also be cruel and kill. The history of man made the creature feel upset and disillusioned. (107) 69. What happens when the creature begins to think about himself? How does he compare with the humans described in the book? What questions does he ask himself? How does his knowledge make him feel?
The creature understands he is not like men. He did not know his creator and did not have any possessions. He was deformed and had not even the same nature as man. He asks himself, “And what was I? ” He felt agony and sorrow upon reflecting about himself. (108) 70. What does he learn about human relationships, and how does this make him feel? He learns how humans develop. How they have bonds of love between family members. How they develop friends. HE felt sorry for himself as never having any friends, family or love. (109) Chapter 14 71. How did the De Lacey family come to be living in the cottage?
After Felix helped the Turk (Safie’s father) escape, the French government exiled Felix’s father, DeLacey, and Agatha from France and stripped them of their wealth. The family then went to Germany and found the cottage to live in. (113) 72. How did Safie come to find and join them? She found some of her father’s letters which told of the spot of the cottage. (114) Chapter 15 73. What does the creature find in the woods? He finds a leather portmanteau (suitcase) with clothing and some books in it. (116) 74. What are the three books that the creature reads, and what does he learn from each?
The books are Paradise Lost, Sorrows of Werter and a volume of Plutarch’s Lives. (116) From Sorrows of Werter he learned despondency and gloom. From Lives he learned to admire and love the heroes of past ages. (117) From Paradise lost he learns of creatures fighting with their creator and how it is similar to his situation (118) 75. What else does the creature read and what does he learn from it? He finds some papers in the dress he took from Victor’s laboratory. (118) He learns of how Victor created him. (119) 76. How long has it been since the creature came to life? What is Victor doing at this point? See chapter 6. ) It has been two years. Victor has been recovering and preparing for his trip back home. What does the creature hope will happen when he talks to De Lacey? What actually happens? The creature hopes the DeLacey family will receive him kindly and overlook his appearance. (119) Instead they respond as the others: they are horrified and Felix attacks him (123). Chapter 16 78. 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 moves out of the cottage. (127) The creature gets really mad and iolent. At night he burns down the now vacant cottage. (128) 79. How does the creature travel? Does this remind you of any other people’s travels? He only dares to travel at night when there is little chance of anyone seeing him. (129) 80. What event during the creature’s travels confirms his hatred of humans? He jumped into a river to save a drowning girl and was shot at by a man after he saved the girl. (130) 81. What event happens when the creature is near Geneva? Who is the boy? Who is the woman? The creature runs into a small boy who turns out to be William Frankenstein. 131) The creature kills William to get even with Victor. He then finds Justine sleeping in a barn and plants evidence (the picture of Victor’s Mom) on her which comes from the body of William. (132) He knows this will cause her to be executed. (133) 82. 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? Not completely. The creature lives in a world where people hate him before they know anything about him.
This is a pure case of handicap discrimination based on appearance. Today we have a whole set of laws protecting against such behavior. 83. What does the creature demand from Victor? The creature demands a companion, a female as ugly as him. (133) Chapter 17 84. 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? Victor at first says he will not create another creature. (134) He expects the creature to threaten him for refusing. But the creature tries to reason with Victor. (134) 85.
How effective is the creature in convincing Victor? Victor agrees to create a female for the creature. (137) 86. What does the creature say will happen if Victor creates a female for him? The creature says he and his companion creature will go off and live in the wilds of South America and stay away from mankind. (135, 136) 87. What does Victor decide? What does the creature say he will do while Victor is at work? Victor decides to make a female for the creature. (137) The creature says he will keep watch on Victor’s progress and will come back when the new female creature is completed. (137) 88.
How does Victor appear and respond to his family when he returns home? He appears happy and in good health. He passed time relaxing on the lake (139) But Victor’s father notices that Victor seems to not get too close to family members. 89. Why does Victor’s father think Victor might not want to marry Elizabeth? Victor’s father thinks Victor may not want to marry her because Victor may think of Elizabeth as more of a sister than a wife. (140) 90. Why does Victor want to visit England? What do you make of his talk of slavery? England has knowledge and discoveries that can help him in creating his second creature. 141) Victor feels like a slave to the wishes of the creature. He has to make a mate for the creature or the creature will kill more of Victor’s family. 91. What is the effect of Victor’s return to the present? I’m not sure of the question but the return to the present in Victor’s narrative gets the reader ready for events unknown to any of the characters. Chapter 19 92. What are Clerval’s plans for his career? He wants to visit India and help in European colonization and trade. (148) 93. Where does Victor’s journey end, and what does he plan to do there? Why is he afraid?
Victor’s journey ends on one of the Orkney Islands in Scotland where he plans to finish creating his female creature. (148, 152) , and the Orkney Islands. He is afraid the creature will show up on the island. (153) Chapter 20 94. Why does Victor change his mind about creating the female? Who watches him as he destroys the female? Victor changes his mind because he is not sure if the female creature will agree to leave the world of men. She may have creature kids who torment people. He believes she will make the entire situation worse. So, Victor tore her to pieces and the creature sees this.
The creature followed Victor to the Orkneys. (156) 95. What happens shortly after Victor destroys the female? How is this similar to what happened after Victor created the Creature? Victor runs to his room and contemplated what he had done. It was the same reaction as in his creation of the original creature. (156) 96. What happens when the Creature visits Victor? What does the Creature promise to do? What does Victor understand that promise to mean? The creature threatens Victor. He says that unless he has a mate he will make sure Victor does not and that Victor’s life is a hell. 157) The creature promises to be with Victor on his wedding night. I Victor thinks the monster will kill Victor on his wedding night. (158) 97. What happens when Victor goes out in a boat to dispose of the female creature’s remains? Where does he end up? What happens when he lands? Victor falls asleep in the boat. (161) While he was asleep a wind blew his boat into the ocean and he awoke to find himself in a gale. He had to fight for hours to stay afloat and then ended up in Ireland. When he lands at the village the people are suspicious of him rough with him .
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