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The novel mentions the death of ten people. They die in the following order: The first one to die is Caroline Beaufort's father. After the death of her father, Caroline marries Victor's father....

Latest answer posted November 19, 2014 6:15 pm UTC

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At the end of Frankenstein, Victor and the monster both come to death. Victor dies on Captain Walton's ship while running from the monster. Right before he dies, however, he has just agreed to go...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016 9:40 pm UTC

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In some ways, Victor describes his childhood as idyllic. In chapter one, he says, "My parents were indulgent, and my companions amiable." There really was no disciplinary figure in the home, but...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016 2:13 pm UTC

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By reading some specific titles, the creature that Frankenstein created learns all he needs to learn about humanity, including the fact that he has no place in it. This eventually generates an...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2019 5:14 pm UTC

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Victor has tried to play God, has tried -- in fact -- to be like the Titan Prometheus, who stepped in to help his brother Epimetheus create humankind when Epimetheus mistakenly made all of the...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2017 9:25 am UTC

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In Frankenstein, the monster does not have a given name. Its creator, Victor Frankenstein, however, does use a number of negative terms to describe the monster throughout the novel, including...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2017 7:49 am UTC

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein includes a series of letters which affect the events in the story. The first of these, written by an explorer named Robert Walton to his sister back in England, Mrs....

Latest answer posted November 29, 2016 1:23 pm UTC

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In Chapter Three, Victor says that he "began the creation of a human being." In order to achieve his goal, he requires "lifeless matter" so that he can "renew life where death had apparently...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2016 12:38 pm UTC

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Both Victor and Captain Walton crave glory. They both long to make some valuable contribution to the human race and to be remembered forever, held up as heroes who accomplished something that no...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2017 1:00 am UTC

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Mary Shelley offers small clues to Victor Frankenstein's appearance throughout her novel, Frankenstein. The first description is provided in Letter IV. He was not, as the other traveller seemed to...

Latest answer posted November 23, 2012 9:25 pm UTC

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The story begins with letters written by one Captain Walton to his sister, Mrs. Saville, as he journeys toward the North Pole in an effort to make some important discoveries that he hopes will...

Latest answer posted October 8, 2019 11:09 am UTC

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Victor's character traits are: Ambitious, daring, challenging, God complex, intelligent. He questions nature the way that he questions authority, and everything surrounding him. He is highly...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2010 2:16 am UTC

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The monster explains how this happened in chapter 16 as he reflects upon how those events transpired. Initially, he did not seek to harm the young William, whom he describes as a "beautiful child"...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020 3:31 pm UTC

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One of the salient traits of Victor Frankenstein, the scientist, is his capacity to connect the observations that he makes of the world around him to his own personal ideas of how the world...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2015 10:23 pm UTC

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In chapter 5 of Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Victor Frankenstein has a dream about Elizabeth that touches upon a former tragedy and foreshadows a greater tragedy to come. Before he...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2020 2:17 pm UTC

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As a child, Victor was very interested in science and exploration, while Henry Clerval was a child of "singular talent and fancy," according to Victor. Little Henry was extremely creative and...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2020 11:10 am UTC

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Mary Shelley's writing style in Frankenstein is Romantic, heightened, and literary. Although she uses three narrative voices⁠—those of Walton, Victor, and the creature⁠—all three share the same...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2019 9:36 am UTC

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The creature's first murder is that of William. In the creature's own words from Chapter 16, he was sleeping in the woods when William, a "beautiful" child came upon him and he was seized with the...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2009 11:49 pm UTC

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As was mentioned in the previous post, Mary Shelley was a Romantic author who valued and appreciated the natural environment. Throughout her novel Frankenstein, characters find peace and...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2017 3:02 am UTC

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At first glance, Victor and Walton seem to have a great deal in common. Both men have a seemingly insatiable thirst for adventure, and they both are willing to sacrifice personal relationships in...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020 12:34 pm UTC

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Following William's death, Victor returns home for a period of mourning with his family. He learns that Justine stands accused of the murder, and he is convinced at this point that every human...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2020 1:28 am UTC

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When Victor awakens and finds his creation standing over him, he is horrified and flees his room. In Chapter 5, Victor Frankenstein continues to relate his history to Walton. Although he assembled...

Latest answer posted April 6, 2016 10:51 pm UTC

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There are many ways to interpret Frankenstein's dream. One way is to understand it as a kind of foreshadowing, not just of Elizabeth's death, but of how the creature will persecute Frankenstein for...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2017 10:05 am UTC

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When the creature has the audience of Victor in chapters 11-14, he attempts to justify his actions and explain life from his point of view. He was born benevolent--he smiled at his...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2008 4:44 am UTC

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Chapter 24 of Frankenstein reminds a reader of Michaelangelo's painting in the Sistine Chapel in which God and Adam reach out to touch each other. There is a certain connection between Creator and...

Latest answer posted December 14, 2011 4:04 am UTC

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Once Victor finds out that Walton is willing to sacrifice everything -- even his own life -- in his pursuit of knowledge and discovery, Victor desperately wants to prevent his new friend from...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2016 3:24 pm UTC

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The creature is symbolic of the human being born as a blank slate, Voltaire's "tabula rasa," ready to receive input from the society in which it is born. The creature was "born...

Latest answer posted October 24, 2008 6:29 am UTC

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Percy Shelley's influence on his wife, Mary Shelley, was made very apparent in the 1831 introduction to the novel Frankenstein. In the introduction, Mary Shelley grants the novel's existence to her...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2012 6:53 pm UTC

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Alphonse Frankenstein, Victor's father, comes across as a gentle, responsible, and good-hearted man who is loving and indulgent towards his son and entire family. The family is wealthy, and...

Latest answer posted January 30, 2020 7:56 pm UTC

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Victor fails his creation by recoiling from it in horror and being unable to love it once it comes to life. He realizes too late that in his pride, his desire to emulate the divine, he has made a...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2017 6:00 pm UTC

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Justine, in Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, initially sates that she is innocent of the murder of William. “God knows,” she said, “how entirely I am innocent." Later, in the same chapter...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2012 9:21 pm UTC

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a frame narrative. Walton's letters are... ...the frame around which the novel is based. These letters to his sister serve several purposes. First, the author does...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2012 2:52 am UTC

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This quotation is commonly misattributed to the monster in Mary Shelley's novel, but it is actually stated by this same character in director Kenneth Branagh's movie adaptation of the book. The...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 11:13 pm UTC

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Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley is the story of an ambitious scientist who creates a living creature from body parts he has assembled from morgues and cemeteries. Disgusted...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2018 3:44 am UTC

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From your question, I am assuming that you are referring to the murder of William Frankenstein. The answer: Justine Moritz is the one accused of committing the crime. In the story, Justine stands...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2018 9:15 pm UTC

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There are far more differences one can find between Victor and the creature's desire for a mate in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. The similarities and differences speak to the themes of...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2012 10:02 pm UTC

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As the creature speaks to DeLacey, he begins to hope that he might yet win over the old man's sympathies, but when Felix, Agatha, and Safie return to the cottage sooner than expected, the creature...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2017 1:32 pm UTC

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Society causes the creature to become a monster because of the reactions to his physical appearance, for he is rejected by his maker, excluded from society, and misjudged. When people see Victor...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2017 6:34 am UTC

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The creature longs to connect with humanity, and this feeling is amplified when he discovers the cottagers. He admires them not only for the warm relationships they share with each other but also...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2020 12:10 pm UTC

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The poem is important to Walton as it seems to have inspired his own love of exploration in far-flung regions. The poem is of course set in the polar wastes, and that is where Walton has ended up...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2015 8:23 pm UTC

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The monster learned how to read from a family that lived in a cottage close to where he lived. He always made a point to listen in on their conversations, which enabled him to learn their language....

Latest answer posted March 15, 2017 10:54 am UTC

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Victor has idealized memories of Elizabeth and feels he was tragically ripped from his beloved bride through the evil of the creature. However, in reality, Victor seems to regard Elizabeth more as...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2020 6:13 pm UTC

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When he meets with Victor Frankenstein, the creature relates what has happened to him since his beginning. After this, he demands that Victor create a companion for him. Tortured by the knowledge...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2016 9:43 am UTC

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The quotation reveals the creature to have an awareness of itself and its role in society. It also shows the creature's mix of human emotions. The monster, who struggles to be taken seriously as a...

Latest answer posted July 12, 2019 6:44 am UTC

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Both Victor and Elizabeth blame themselves for William's murder. Victor suspects, but doesn't openly admit, that it was his hideous creation, the Monster, who killed his brother. As for Elizabeth,...

Latest answer posted September 7, 2018 7:49 am UTC

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Mary Shelley makes several allusions to "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" in her novel. This excerpt from the poem appears after Victor creates the Monster in Chapter 5, abandons him, and wanders...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2009 3:53 am UTC

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In chapter three, Victor recounts losing his mother. Despite being advised to stay away, his mother helps nurse Elizabeth, who is suffering from scarlet fever. As a result, his mother catches the...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2020 10:18 pm UTC

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The most transformative thing the creature learns from the De Lacey family is the sense of belonging that arises from being part of a family. As he spies on the family from a distance, he watches...

Latest answer posted February 17, 2020 3:54 am UTC

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In Victor's first true encounter with the monster, in Shelley's Frankenstein, Victor feels no love for his "son". Instead of embracing his creation, Victor rebukes the creature. “Abhorred...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2011 9:12 am UTC

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I agree that the monster wants love from Frankenstein. Frankenstein is his creator, his parent. Like any child, the creature craves a parent's love and acceptance. Instead, he meets with rejection....

Latest answer posted February 15, 2018 12:29 am UTC

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