Frankenstein Volume 1: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Questions and Answers

Mary Shelley

Volume 1: Chapters 3, 4, and 5 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. After he begins his study of natural philosophy, how does Victor feel about M. Waldman?

2. How tall does Victor plan to make his creature?

3. How does Victor describe himself after his months of study?

4. In what month does Victor finally complete his experiment?

5. What color is the creature’s hair and lips?

6. After he brings the creature to life, who does Victor dream about meeting in Ingolstadt?

7. What does the creature do when he visits Victor in his bedroom?

8. As he wanders the streets of Ingolstadt, what poem does Victor quote?

9. After he recovers from his illness, how does Victor react when he finally sees his laboratory instruments again?

10. When Henry invents tales to amuse Victor, what kind of writers does he imitate?

Answers
1. Victor says he regards Waldman as “a true friend.”

2. He plans to construct a figure that is eight feet tall.

3. Victor says he is pale and emaciated after months of study.

4. He brings the creature to life “on a dreary night of November.”

5. Black. Victor describes the creature as having flowing hair of “lustrous black” and “straight black lips.”

6. Victor dreams about meeting Elizabeth in Ingolstadt.

7. The creature grins and holds out his hand to Victor.

8. He quotes lines from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” the same poem that was referred to earlier in Robert Walton’s second letter to his sister.

9. He becomes nervous and suffers from renewed anxiety at the thought of his experiment.

10. Henry imitates the style of Persian and Arabic writers.