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Frankenstein - Plot Quizlet
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What is the plot structure of Frankenstein?
Story within a story
What kind of a novel is Frankenstein?
Epistolary Novel (framed by letters)
Who are the three narrators in Frankenstein?
Robert Walton, Victor Frankenstein, The monster
Who is Robert writing to in the novel?
His sister (Margaret Saville)
What does Robert lack upon his boat?
What story does Victor Frankenstein quote before telling his story?
Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Robert assures he will kill no __________
What is the story's subtitle?
The Modern Prometheus
Who wrote Rime of the Ancient Mariner?
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Where did Victor Frankenstein grow up?
Victor was a _________ child
Lighting striking a tree when he was fifteen _________Victor to create the monster
Who was Victor's good friend who is eventually killed by the monster?
Victor goes to the University of __________
Ingolstadt (In Germany)
What is Victor's mom's dying wish?
Victor and Elizabeth marry
Who is the professor at Ingolstadt who mocks Victor's study of alchemists?
Who was the professor at Ingolstadt that Victor admires?
Victor "discovering" the secert of life is an example of a lack of ______________
How does Victor acquire body parts for the monster?
He digs up graves
Victor creating life is him playing ____
What did Prometheus steal from Zeus?
What does "fire" stand for?
After it comes alive, Victor does not believe his creation is ___________.
Victor constantly becoming sick is an Romantic novel characteristic of having an ________ ________ _____
overly sensitive hero
In her first letters, Elizabeth declares that ______ is dead
Who is accused for William's death?
What is the evidence that was found in Justine's pocket?
A locket with a picture of William's mother in it
Victor seeing the monster and knowing that it killed William is an example of a __________ ______ __________ _________(a characteristic of a gothic horror story)
Psychological connection between characters
What is the irony of Justine being accused and killed although she was innocent?
Her name (No justice for Justine)
Victor wanting to kill the monster is ironic because Victor used to be _________ _____ _____
obsessed with life
Who says, "I ought to be your Adam, but instead I'm the fallen angel."
A quote/statement at the start of a novel is known as an ____________
What novel is quoted at the beginning of Frankenstein?
Who wrote Paradise Lost?
Safie is also known as the ________
Whose house does Frankenstein live at?
The ___________ were exiled from France and stripped of their wealth after helping Safie's father escape jail
What two things does the Monster do to help the Delacys?
Shovels snow and brings wood
Frankenstein burning his hovel to the ground after the Delacy's move is an example of "too much ________ can be destructive"
A book the monster reads
The monster wants Victor to make him a ____
Victor finds the female monster to be ______
Victor destroys the mate after seeing ___-_______ in the window
The monster saying to Victor that he will be with him on his wedding night is an example of a ________
What does Victor do with the female body parts after destroying it?
Dumps them in the sea
After dumping the body parts and falling asleep in the boat, Victor ends up in _______
What mark does the monster leave on his victims?
Black strangling marks
Whose murder is Victor accused of?
Who helps prove Victor not guilty of killing Henry?
Victor believes that the monster will kill ________ on his wedding night
What is the irony in the monster killing Elizabeth? Before, Victor ___ _______ ____ ________ ____
had killed the monster's mate
What is Victor's new obsession after the monster kills Elizabeth?
Find and Kill the monster
The monster leaves ____ and ______ for Victor while Victor is trying to find him in order for him to stay alive to suffer longer
Walton's crew threatens mutiny on Walton because they ____ ___ ___ _____
want to go home
Who says, "Seek happiness in tranquility and avoid ambition?"
The monster is _______ when Victor dies.
How is the monster going to kill himself?
Burn himself to ashes
The monster killing himself by burning him contributes to one of the main ideas of the book that knowledge both _______ and ________
Robert's ship is stuck in ____
Where is Robert Walton headed?
Who is Victor talking to when he says, "You have restored me to life."
What does Victor's mother die from?
The monster believes he was born ______.
Victor hopes to find the _____ __ ___ and prevent _____
origins of life, disease
Name the elements of a gothic horror story
Idea of life after death, Psychological connection between characters, Eerie single effect, sense of remoteness, super sensitive hero
Mad, bad, and dangerous to know; this hero usually has a dark side, is quite flawed and often unlikeable.
adopted into the Frankenstein family, blamed for William's death and executed
He was the creature's only friend, old blind man
Author of the letters in the beginning of the book.
the natural phenomena that influenced Frankenstein's work
Alienation/Loneliness, Nature vs. Nurture, Appearance vs. Reality, Duty and Responsibility, Justice vs. Injustice, Forbidden Knowledge, Science vs. Nature, Fatherhood, Man as God (any of these is right)
List one of the major themes in Frankenstein
It is written as a series of letters and narratives; a frame tale
What is the structure of the novel
Robert Walton, he 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?
Who took care of Frankenstein when he was ill?
That his brother William was murdered
As Victor was recovering from his illness, what news did the letter from Frankenstein's father bring?
What did Frankenstein see just outside the gates of Geneva as he was returning home?
Justine Moritz, because she had the locket that was given to William
Who was accused of committing the murder, and why?
He thought Justine was innocent, and the creature was the murderer
What was Frankenstein's reaction to this accusation?
Decided not to tell, because no one would believe him
What did Frankenstein do about his dilemma?
What happened to Justine?
That he was guilty, for he made the Creature
What was Frankenstein's state of mind after the trial and its conclusion?
Whom did Frankenstein meet after he had ascended to the icy summit of Montanvert?
Yelled and cursed at him.
How did Frankenstein react to meeting the Creature on the mountain?
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, but kind.
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?
What was the elder De Lacey's reaction when the creature entered the cottage and began speaking with him?
Felix attacked him to protect his father
What was the reaction of the De Lacey family when they saw the creature?
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?
What did the creature do to this person?
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, but then agrees
How did Frankenstein react to this request?
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?
Who had been the creature's most recent victim?
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
What request does Frankenstein make of Robert Walton?
What happened to Frankenstein at the end of the novel?
He goes North to die
What happened to the creature at the end of the novel?
a movement in literature and art during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that celebrated nature rather than civilization. It was often highly emotional.
uncivilized person who is really more worthy and sensible than his "civilized" counterpart
author of "Frankenstein"
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