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English 11B

Final exam review questions
STUDY
PLAY
allusion
reverence to noun in history
motif
ties symbol to the theme
climax
Turning point in story
gothic novel
story with mystery and supernatural horror
dues ex machina
at the end
irony
when what actually occurs is the opposite of what is expected
parallelism
similarity between two directions, tendencies, or characters
loquacious
very talkative
enervate
sap the strength of; weaken
beguile
to cheat or deceive, usually through charm; also, to amuse or charm
laconic
quiet; of few words; terse
bumptious
pushy; obnoxiously self-assertive
ameliorate
to make better, improve
mendacity
a lie; a false statement
assiduous
persistent; diligent; attentive to detail
concede
admit reluctantly; yield
Prometheus
god that gave fire to humans against Zeus; will
Robert Walton
man the Frankenstein meets and tells his story to. He is writing letters to his sister about his journey to the North Pole.
Margaret Saville
Walton's sister
Victor Frankenstein
the protagonist and narrator of the majority of the story. He is telling his story to Walton. He creates a monster out of dead body parts
Alphonse Frankenstein
Victor's father; kind towards his son and tries to cheer him up
Caroline Frankenstein
Victor's mother; dies after takes care of Elizabeth while Elizabeth has the scarlet fever.
Elizabeth Lavenza/Frankenstein
Victor's adopted cousin that he marries
Ernest Frankenstein
Victor's youngest brother; only one that survives at the end
William Frankenstein
Victor's younger brother that is the first to be killed by the creature
Henry Clerval
Victor's best friend; nurses him back to health after Victor creates the monster, but the monster later kills Henry
Justine Moritiz
young girl adopted into the Frankenstein household while Victor grew up; She is blamed and executed for William's murder, which was actually committed by the creature
The creature
eight-foot-tall, ugly creation of Victor; tries to be a human, but people are scared ofhim, so he turns to murder to get revenge against his creator
The DeLaceys (Oldman, felix, Agatha, Safie)
family of peasants that the creature watches to learn how to speak and interact with others; he reveals himself for friendship but instead gets a beating
Ralph
the protagonist that tries to build a civilization
Piggy
chubby, whiny, and intelligent young boy that stays by Ralph's side
Simon
shy, sensitive boy that does not do much wrong
Roger
sadistic and cruel boy who helps Jack out
Samneric
twins treated as one person; first to see "beast from the air?"
Parachutist
military person that jumped out of his plane and died, leaving his dead body to roam the island
littluns
little boys on the island that are not known to be able to do much
percival
one of the smallest boys; repeats his name and address, but later forgets it, symbolizing the lacking of domestic impulse
When Ralph is elected chief how does Jack react?
Jack is very upset, but pretends he isn't
How does the signal fire get started? By whom?
Piggy's glasses; Ralph
Simon's response to the idea of a beast
The beast lies within people
What does Simon's death represent
sacrifice and loss of innocence
Why does Jack impale the sow's head on a stick
to please the beast
fire
represents a sense of security, hope, power, then a weapon
Piggy's glasses
represents a tool for rescue, tool to see, sciencd and technology
what is the sign that "came down from the world of grownups?"
parachutist that jumped out of the plane
What is dramatic irony?
when readers know more than characters
Why is Piggy not afraid of Jack?
He believes Ralph will protect him
What does is symbolize when the conch breaks?
the loss of civilization
What is ironic about the end when they are rescued?
Jack never wanted to be rescued, but he starts the fire that gets them rescued
What happened to Justine?
she was accused of William's murder and hung
Why does Frankenstein tell his story to Walton?
He wants Walton to learn from his mistakes
Victor feels responsible for these people's death
William, Justine, Henry, and Elizabeth
Why did Mary Shelly write Frankenstein?
To explain the dangers of becoming obsessed with one goal in life
What was Victor studying while in school?
natural science and anatomy
What does Henry study?
languages and cultures
Why does the creature tell his story to Victor?
he is trying to get sympathy
dynamic characters in Frankenstein
victor and the creature
Turning point in Frankenstein
Elizabeth's death
Why does Walton send letters to is his sister?
He is lonely; he feels he is above his crew
Why does Victor start hunting the creature?
he has nothing else to live for
why does the creature leave clues to his location?
he wants Victor to follow him; he wants to spend the rest of his life becoming friends with Victor
Why is the creature heading north?
the less people there are in a place, the more likely Victor and him will become close