Frankenstein Volume 2: Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9 Questions and Answers

Mary Shelley

Volume 2: Chapters 6, 7, 8 and 9 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. What French city did the De Laceys live in?

2. At the conclusion of his trial, what sentence does Safie’s father receive?

3. Why didn’t Safie’s father want her to marry Felix?

4. What does Safie take with her when she leaves Turkey?

5. What are the creature’s “chief delights” when he is living in the shed?

6. How does old De Lacey describe the hearts of men to the creature?

7. What does the De Lacey family do after their encounter with the creature?

8. What does the creature do to the De Laceys’ cottage?

9. What happens when the creature sees the young girl fall into the stream?

10. Why does the creature think William will not be frightened by his appearance?

Answers
1. The De Laceys lived in Paris.

2. Safie’s father is condemned to death.

3. He loathed the idea that she would ever marry a Christian.

4. Safie takes her jewels and a small sum of money.

5. The creature enjoys nature, especially in the summer, delighting in “the sight of the flowers, the birds, and all the gay apparel.”

6. He says the hearts of men, when unprejudiced by self-interest, are “full of brotherly love and charity.”

7. They move out of the cottage and the creature never sees them again.

8. The creature burns it to the ground.

9. The creature saves her from drowning and pulls her back to safety.

10. When the creature meets William, whom he at first only knows as an anonymous boy, he believes the boy is too young to have formed any prejudices about “deformity.” The creature mistakenly thinks the boy will accept the way he looks.