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Frankenstein Chapters 5-6 Quizlet Review
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He brought the lifeless body he pieced together to life.
What is Victor's "accomplishment of [his] toils"?
"His yellowy skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips."
What did the creation look like?
Beautiful. But it didn't end up this way...
Victor claims that he chose all the parts of the creation's body to be the most __________.
The complete opposite from what he thought he would feel. "...but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled my heart."
How does Victor feel after the creation comes to life?
He ran to his bedchamber and falls asleep.
What does Victor immediately do after the creation comes to life?
He saw Elizabeth walking in Ingolstadt. When he went to kiss her, she turned into his dead mother.
What dreams did Victor have?
The "wretch--the miserable monster whom [he] had created" holding up the curtains of his bed, watching him sleep. He muttered something and "grinned" at Victor.
What did Victor see when he woke up?
He ran outside and spent the night in the courtyard, pacing back and forth.
How did Victor react to seeing the monster?
A snippet from Coleridge's "Ancient Mariner"
What allusion do we see in chapter 5?
His best friend, Henry Clerval.
Who comes to Ingolstadt while Victor is pacing the streets, fearing his monster?
He is filled with joy. He begins to reflect on the happiness he felt at home. He says, "I felt suddenly, and for the first time during many months, calm and serene joy."
How does he feel/react to seeing Clerval?
He goes inside to ensure that the monster is not there.
What does Victor do before allowing Clerval to enter his apartment?
He thinks he sees the monster enter the room and imagines the monster grabs him. He falls in a fit.
What happens to Victor while he is with Clerval?
Who takes care of Victor while he is sick with a "nervous fever" for several months?
Victor's father is getting old and may not be able to handle it. Also, Elizabeth would be sick with worry. He wanted to spare them the pain.
Why does Clerval keep Victor's sickness from the Frankenstein family?
He asks Victor to write a letter to his family back home in Geneva.
What does Clerval ask Victor to do at the end of chapter 5?
Elizabeth Lavenza, his "cousin"/lover/adopted sister
Who writes to Victor Frankenstein?
Victor's younger brother
Who is Ernest?
Ernest hates knowledge, but would rather be active. He yearns to go into the Swiss military.
How is Ernest different from Victor?
Victor's siblings (Elizabeth's adoptive siblings). They do NOT have children, nor are they married.
When Elizabeth says "our dear children," who does she mean?
Justine's father passed away, and her mother, Madame Moritz, became a widow with four kids. Her mother loved all of her children, besides Justine, whom she despised. Justine was a servant at the Frankenstein house. Caroline noticed that Justine was being treated horribly, and insisted that she stay with the Frankensteins.
What is the history of Justine Moritz?
She loved her and was very grateful for her: "Justine was the most grateful little creature in the world: I do not mean that she made any professions; I never heard one pass her lips; but you could see by her eyes that she almost adored her protectress. Although her disposition was gay, and in many respects inconsiderate, yet she paid the greatest attention to every gesture of my aunt. She thought her the model of all excellence, and endeavored to imitate her phraseology and manners, so that even now she often reminds me of her."
How did Justine feel about Caroline Frankenstein?
Her brothers and sisters passed away, so her mother wanted her to come back because she thought it was karma for being so partial with her children. When her mother died, she went back to the Frankensteins' house.
What happened to Justine that forced her to return home?
William is Victor and Elizabeth's little brother. She says, "I wish you could see him; he is very tall of his age, with sweet laughing blue eyes, dark eyelashes, and curling hair. When he smiles, two little dimples appear on each cheek, which are rosy with health. He has already had one or two little wives, but Louisa Biron is his favourite, a pretty little girl of five years of age" (59).
What does Elizabeth say about William? Who is William?
Anything that had to do with natural philosophy.
What did Victor begin to hate after the creation was made?
None--not even Henry Clerval who was taking care of him.
How many people did Victor tell about the creation?
To master all of the oriental languages.
Why did Clerval come to the same university as Victor?
Study the oriental languages with Clerval.
What did Victor decide to do in order to temporarily amuse himself?
He proposed that they go to the environs of Ingolstadt so Victor could say farewell to the place he has lived for so long.
What did Clerval suggest that delayed Victor's trip home to Geneva?
Clerval and nature.
What two things does Victor claim made him become "the same happy creature who, a few years ago, loved and beloved by all, had no sorrow or care"?
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