Frankenstein Questions and Answers
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I need a summary of "Frankenstein."

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Basically, the story is about Dr. Frankenstein and the monster he creates from spare body parts. Once the doctor is finished with his creature, he cannot stand to look at it because it's so hideous. He then leaves the creature to fend for itself. The creature must learn everything by watching, and he frightens everyone who sees him. Later, the creature asks the doctor to make a mate for it so it won't be lonely, and Dr. Frankenstein refuses. The creature becomes so angry, it kills the doctor's wife on their wedding night. He also kills the brother of the doctor. Dr. Frankenstein then searches for the monster, vowing to hunt it down until he finds it and kills it. The doctor is found by the narrator, Walton, and he tells Walton the whole story.

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