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Full study guide to Frankenstein
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adopted into the Frankenstein family, blamed for William's death and executed
He was the creature's only friend, old blind man
the natural phenomena that influenced Frankenstein's work
Where was the author of the letters and why was he there?
Robert Walton, he was in the arctic exploring the unknown
How did Walton meet Frankenstein?
He found Frankenstein on a small piece of ice
How did Walton feel about his guest?
he liked Frankenstein and hoped they would eventually become friends
What goal did Frankenstein pursue at Ingolstadt
He tried to bestow animation on lifeless matter
How did Frankenstein feel when his creature came to life
Horrified and Disgusted
What happened to Victor on the day he brought the creature to life?
He became ill with a fever and delerium
Who took care of Frankenstein when he was ill?
As Victor was recovering from his illness, what news did the letter from Frankenstein's father bring?
That his brother William was murdered
What did Frankenstein see just outside the gates of Geneva as he was returning home?
Who was accused of committing the murder, and why?
Justine Moritz, because she had the locket that was given to William
What was Frankenstein's reaction to this accusation?
He thought Justine was innocent, and the creature was the murderer
What happened to Justine?
What was Frankenstein's state of mind after the trial and its conclusion?
That he was guilty, for he made the Creature
Whom did Frankenstein meet after he had ascended to the icy summit of Montanvert?
How did Frankenstein react to meeting the Creature on the mountain?
Yelled and cursed at him.
What did the creature want of Frankenstein?
To listen to his story
How did the creature feel when he first felt life?
Like a newborn, alone
What was the reaction of the villagers the creature encountered?
Horrified, either attacked or ran
Where did the creature take shelter?
The forest, later a hovel
What observations did the creature make about the people in the cottage?
They were very poor, but kind.
What does the creature learn to do, and how does he learn this?
To read, write, and speak, by watching Felix teach Safie
What was the elder De Lacey's reaction when the creature entered the cottage and began speaking with him?
What was the reaction of the De Lacey family when they saw the creature?
Felix attacked him to protect his father
What was the reaction of the man whose daughter was saved from drowning by the creature?
Horrified, shot the creature
What discovery did the creature make when he approached another human?
That he could cause misery, too
What did the creature do to this person?
What did the creature ask Frankenstein to do, and why?
To create a female creature, equally ugly, so that he wouldn't be alone
How did Frankenstein react to this request?
At first refuses, but then agrees
What threat did the creature make when he saw Frankenstein destroy his second creation?
That he will be with Frankenstein on his wedding night
What happened to Frankenstein when he landed his boat?
He is accused of murder and arrested
Who had been the creature's most recent victim?
What happened at Frankenstein's trial?
Private trial, with magistrate arranging defense
What happened on Frankenstein and Elizabeth's wedding night?
The monster came in and killed Elizabeth
What happened to Frankenstein's father as a result of this latest tragedy?
He died of grief
What was the magistrate's response when Frankenstein told him the entire story of the creature?
Kindly disbelieving, makes excuses not to help
What did Frankenstein do after he left the magistrate?
Go North to chase the creature
What request does Frankenstein make of Robert Walton?
To turn back from his obsession
What happened to Frankenstein at the end of the novel?
What happened to the creature at the end of the novel?
He goes North to die
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