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How many people die in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley?

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Posted September 5, 2013 at 1:50 PM via iOS

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How many people die in the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley?

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Lori Steinbach | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 5, 2013 at 7:40 PM (Answer #1)

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Six characters die in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. They are, in no particular order:

Victor Frankenstein - he dies on a ship, a lonely and bitter man (just like the monster he created).

Victor's wife, Elizabeth Lavenza - she is killed by the monster on her wedding night because Victor was not there to protect her.

Henry Clerval - Victor's long-time childhood friend, who wanted

to become one among those whose names are recorded in story as the gallant and adventurous benefactors of our species.

He is strangled by the monster when the creature is frustrated about losing his potential mate.

William Frankenstein - Victor's little brother (and not a very nice person) is also strangled by the monster, causing Victor to feel even more guilt for creating the monster.

Justine Moritz - she is the Frankensteins' family servant who is falsely accused of killing William.

She-monster - companion to the He-monster, or at least that was the plan until Victor destroyed her.


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