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- Frankenstein is the name of the unnatural creature made by a scientist in the famous novel Frankenstein.
- Robert Walton’s desire to forge a passage through the Arctic regions is described in the novel as an analogy to Victor’s scientific endeavors in that both men want to conquer natural limits.
- Robert Walton, the first narrator of the novel, tells Victor’s story in letters to his sister.
- Robert and Victor first meet as university students.
- Prior to his encounter with Victor, Robert Walton is lonely for the company of other sensitive, educated men.
- Walton and his crew save Victor’s life when the ice he is traveling on breaks up.
- Victor’s narrative ends with the story of his parents, their extremely happy marriage, and the nurturing of their children.
- Victor becomes interested in the biological sciences as a university student and is encouraged in this interest by his professors, especially M. Waldman.
- Victor is depicted throughout the novel as a cheerful and optimistic person who deals calmly with problems and doesn’t let anything get him down.
- While making the creature, Victor always works slowly and painstakingly, taking the time needed to do everything right.
- Victor makes the creature very tall because it is easier to work with larger parts when putting the body Test developed by Donna Tanzertogether.
- The creature Victor makes is 12 feet tall.
- Victor’s first sight of his living creature fills him with love and delight.
- Victor becomes feverishly ill after making the creature but regains his health with the help of his dear friend Henry.
- Victor’s reunion with his family is a sad occasion filled with grief over William’s death.
- As soon as Victor hears of William’s death, he realizes the murderer is the creature.
- Justine Moritz is accused of murdering William.
- Elizabeth devoutly believes in Justine’s innocence.
- Because of the support of Elizabeth and Victor, Justine is acquitted of the crime of murder, but many people still think she is guilty and her reputation is ruined.
- The creature, the third narrator of the story, tells of how he became conscious, lived naturally in the woods, and eventually learned about humans.
- The creature learns about human life by watching the De Lacey family, his beloved “cottagers.”
- The creature provides wood for the cottagers.
- After being rejected by the DeLaceys, the creature savagely murders Felix and Agatha.
- The creature, always misunderstood, is shot and wounded as “reward” for a good deed.
- The creature only kills accidentally; he never commits a savage act willfully.
- The creature has no logical motive for his choices of victims but just kills anyone he sees.
- The creature calmly but sadly accepts Victor’s decision not to create a female companion.
- William is the creature’s last murder victim.
- No one except Victor (and briefly, the blind man) ever speaks to the creature.
Short answers/short essays: plot. Answer one question in a paragraph.
- After Victor destroys the partially finished female creature, what does the creature do to take further vengeance on Victor? How does he do this, and who are his victims?
- How do Victor and the creature wind up encountering Walton in the Arctic near the novel’s end? What is the purpose in going there?
- What happens to Victor at the end of the novel? What decision does Robert Walton then make based on what has happened to Victor?
Short answer/paragraph: reading and response. (Required.)
- Did you finish the entire novel? Did you read everything thoroughly, or did you find it necessary to skim at some points? Did you enjoy the novel? If you did not enjoy all of it, did you like parts of it? Briefly examine what was difficult, interesting, less interesting, challenging or thought provoking about this novel for you.
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Unit Test on Frankenstein with objective and essay questions. Essay questions are also good discussion starters.