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The overarching topic found in Frankenstein is that of science and its potential to do harm.
Frankenstein created the monster in an attempt to play God and create life. However, the monster turned out to be a hideous creature that terrified Frankenstein.
The real monster in Frankenstein is the doctor who created him.
Despite what is depicted in popular culture, Frankenstein is the name of the doctor, not the monster.
Both Victor and Walton are driven by a desire to achieve something great.
The theme of Frankenstein is the dangers of playing with nature.
The novel Frankenstein is set in Geneva, Switzerland, and Ingolstadt, Germany.
Ernest is Victor Frankenstein’s best friend. He is also Elizabeth Lavenza’s fiancé.
Justine is a young girl who is accused of a crime she did not commit. She is put on trial and is found guilty, even though she pleads her innocence.
The novel Frankenstein is set in the Swiss Alps and the Arctic Circle, which means that the natural phenomena of these places would have influenced the novel. For example, the cold weather and the isolation would have made it difficult for the characters to survive.