Frankenstein Volume 3: Chapters 5 and 6 Questions and Answers

Mary Shelley

Volume 3: Chapters 5 and 6 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. After he is released from prison, does Victor tell his father about the creature?

2. Why do Victor and Alphonse go to Paris?

3. Besides thinking that Victor may have found someone else, why does Elizabeth believe that Victor may not really want to marry her?

4. Does Elizabeth love Victor?

5. How does Victor behave in the days leading up to his wedding?

6. What does Victor think the monster plans to do on Victor’s wedding night?

7. Where do Victor and Elizabeth intend to live after their wedding?

8. How does Victor get back to Geneva from Evian?

9. How does the magistrate react when Victor tells him his story?

10. What is Victor’s response to the magistrate?

Answers
1. Even though Alphonse wonders why his son keeps blaming himself for the murders, Victor never tells him about the creature.

2. Alphonse has to attend to some business there.

3. When Elizabeth saw Victor in Geneva, she assumed he was depressed because of his obligation to marry her.

4. She loves him, but she worries that he is not really interested in marrying her.

5. Victor pretends to be happy. He fools his father, but not Elizabeth.

6. Victor thinks the monster will try to kill him.

7. Victor and Elizabeth plan to live in a house that was purchased for them near Cologne.

8. He can’t sail because of the storm, so he hires several men to help him row back to Geneva.

9. He is incredulous at first, but he soon grows more interested and shudders with horror as Victor relates his tale.

10. Victor becomes enraged when the magistrate, who doesn’t believe him, tries to calm him down.