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Frankenstein Flashcards, Chapters 1-12
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Where is Frankenstein's family from?
What is Victor's reaction after he makes his creation?
He runs away.
Who is blamed for the death of Victor's brother?
What are some of the monsters first experiences in Chapter 11?
He learns to distinguish his senses from one another, investigates nature, and tools such as fire.
What is the monsters thought on fire?
He is confused because it is used for warmth, light, and food, but can also be harmful.
What are the names of the people the monster first sees, who are ultimately the reason he learns to speak?
Felix and Agatha.
How does Victor first feel when he sees his creation?
He is disgusted and disappointed. He believes this creation is a grotesque act, far from a triumphant scientific experiment.
Who are the first three chapters narrated by?
Who is this man that narrates the first three chapters?
Robert Walton is a captain of a ship headed for the north pole.
What is one of the only things in chapters 9 and 10 that seem to cheer Victor up?
The beauty of nature.
What book does the monster read in the peasant's hovel?
What biblical character can Victor be compared to?
Victor can be compared to God.
Why does the monster stop stealing the people's food?
He realizes they are poor, and he is causing them more despair because they can't afford to get more food.
How does the monster finally realize what he looks like?
He sees his reflection in water.
What his reaction to this?
He is confused that such different things can be created in nature.
What is one reoccurring theme in Frankenstein that is a key part in Romanticism?
Who nurses Victor back to health in Ingolstadt?
What is Victor's mothers last wish before she dies?
That Victor and Elizabeth marry.
What characters does the monster compare himself to in Paradise Lost?
Adam and Satan.
How does Robert Walton first meet Victor?
He first meets him on the ice in the Arctic, and nurses him back to health.
Where does Victor attend college?
What is juxtaposition?
The comparison of two opposite things right next to each other. Usually used by the author to show stark contrasts about a character, location, theme.
How did Victor's mother meet her husband?
Victor's father saved her after being orphaned
What was unusual about the way Victor perceived his relationship with Elizabeth when she was introduced to the family?
He saw her as his possession
What warning does Victor constantly give Walton
Knowledge can be dangerous. Be careful how much you invest in your pursuits.
What is frame narration? And who takes over throughout the book?
It's a story within a story. Walton to Frankenstein to the Creature.
Why did the creature isolate himself from humans?
because every encounter he had so far ended with violence and disgust. he couldn't handle it.
How is the creature like an infant when he is first created?
He doesn't know how to speak, eat, act, survive
Why does the creature observe the family?
To learn from them. How to speak, interact, daily life
How does the creature help the Delacey family?
Cuts wood and places it at the door at night
What is the name of the family the creature observes?
The Delacey Family
What can be assumed about the creature's intelligence?
That he is very smart - learns very quickly and can process and analyze critically
What is the mood of the creature by the end of chapter 12?
Upbeat, happy. Think he may be able to approach the family and seek friendship eventually.
Who is accused of killing William?
Why is Justine accused of killing William?
Because they found Caroline's (William's mother) locket in her pocket
Why does Justine confess to the crime?
To get a lesser sentence
Why can't Victor admit to being responsible for William's murder?
Because people will think he is a madman
Where does Victor go to "heal" when he is not well?
He seeks out nature/mountains to heal
Why was the Delacey family unhappy?
Because they lived in poverty
Why does Victor listen to the creature's story?
Because the creature said it was the least he could do, since he created him and abandoned him. Not to mention the creature had enormous strength and speed - Victor was no match against him.
Why is Victor so sad after Justine's execution?
Because he feels responsible for the crime. he also feels guilt because William's death is his fault too.
Where does Victor run into the creature?
At the top of Montavert, while he is trying to heal with nature. The creature runs towards him and persuades him to listen to his story.
What does the creature learn from the family that is very valuable?
How to speak
What natural event inspired Victor?
Lightning striking a tree
Describe how Victor behaves while he is at school.
He becomes obsessed with his studies. he ignores his family and friends. His health suffers.
Why couldn't Henry initially come to school with Victor?
Because his father wouldn't let him. He wanted him to be a merchant.
What will Victor never tell anyone about?
How he reanimated life.
After Victor finds out about William's death and Justine is executed, what does he contemplate? Why doesn't he do it?
He contemplates suicide. he doesn't do it because he has to take care of the creation he made.
Why does Victor despise his creation?
Because it is so hideous and grotesque
How is Justine executed?
She is hanged
What does Victor do when he sees the creation when he wakes up?
He runs away
Who does Victor see when he is waiting to get back into his town after he learns of William's murder?
He sees the creature and immediately knows he killed William
Who is Victor's father?
Who is Victor's mother?
Who is Victor's best friend?
Who does Victor see after he flees from the creature?
How does Victor's mother die?
What two things does Victor's mother, Caroline, ask Elizabeth to do after she dies?
Care for the children, marry Victor
What does Victor study?
Natural Philosophy/Human anatomy/chemistry
How long was Victor at school away from his family?
What two characters long for a friend so far?
Robert Walton, the Creature
How does the creature feel as he is telling Victor his story?
Why can we feel sorry for the creature?
He is abandoned, he is rejected by society; he is attacked; he has to figure everything out on his own
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