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Frankenstein

Flash cards related to the novel, read in class.
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miserable
being very unhappy or distressed
Henry Clerval
Victor Frankenstein's dearest friend
"Make me a companion."
The Creature's demand of Victor
revenge
the act of hurting someone because you think that person has hurt you
England
the country where Victor travels to build a mate for the Creature
The Last Man
Another book written by Mary Shelley
Valpurga
Another book written by Mary Shelley
charnel house
the place where bodies and/or human bones were kept
The Natural Sciences
Victor Frankenstein's areas of study while at university
convulsion
an uncontrolled fit in which the muscles tighten up and relax
Geneva, Switzerland
place where Victor Frankenstein was born
Monster
another name for the Creature
horror and disgust
Victor's reaction to the Creature when it first opens its eyes
Name/Character
Titles that usually comes from a book's main character; Frankenstein
Place
Title that is based on location; Our Town
Plot
Title that is based on action that occurs within the story; "To Build A Fire"
Idea
Title that is based on Theme, or Lesson the work teaches; The Modern Prometheus
deformed
having an abnormal shape
Justine
Frankenstein family's housekeeper, who is blamed for the death of Victor's youngest brother, William
They shoot him
While wandering in the woods, the Creature saves a young girl from drowning. How does the family reward him?
Anatomy
describes the parts of the human body and how they fit/go/work together.
Frankenstein
reference to Victor, the novel's main character
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mary Shelley's husband
poet
Percy Bysshe Shelley's occupation
drowning
the cause of Percy Bysshe Shelley's death
Elizabeth
Victor's sister, love, and wife
Robert Walton
Narrator of this story - he is telling it via a letter to his sister
"Mrs. Saville"
Robert Walton's sister
Arctic Ocean
place where the story begins and ends
an ice raft
this carried the Creature away at the end of the story
The Creature (to Robert Walton)
"He is dead who created me. When I am dead, both of us will be forgotten."
The Modern Prometheus
Frankenstein's sub-title
William (to the Creature)
"Monster! Ugly monster! Let me go! My name is Frankenstein! My father will kill you!"
The Old Man (to the Creature)
"I believe you have a strange story to tell. Let me hear it, and perhaps I can help you."
Victor (to Robert Walton)
"The beauty of my dream disappeared the second my creature came to life."
hideous
very ugly; shocking to see
laboratory
a room or building where experiments or tests in science are done