Frankenstein

Tell what Caroline Frankenstein hopes for Elizabeth and Victor’s future. Marriage
Summarize Elizabeth’s response to Caroline’s death. She takes on the role of caretaker and doesn’t get a chance to mourn her death.
Deduce what Victor means when he states, “Chance—or rather the evil influence, the Angel of Destruction, which asserted omnipotent sway over me from the moment I turned my reluctant steps from my father’s door. . .” Victor is destined for evil- his destiny was chosen by the Angel of Destruction decide his future.
Evaluate Victor’s assertion, “In other studies you go as far as others have gone before you, and there is nothing more to know; but in a scientific pursuit there is continual food for discovery and wonder.” Science is always evolving.
What specific aspects of biology does Victor study? Growth and decay of the human body.
Explain how Victor thinks that his creation will regard him. He thinks his creation will be grateful to and appreciative of him, like both a father, and great creator.
How does Victor react when his creation comes to life? Explain your feelings about his reaction to his creation. Were you surprised? Why or why not? He’s horrified and disgusted by what he created. It’s surprising because he was so passionate about creating the creature. You feel bad for the creature.
Describe how Victor’s dream takes on the mood of a horror story. He dreams that he sees and kisses Elizabeth. Elizabeth then changes to his dead mother who starts to decay in his arms.
Show how the passage from Coleridge’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” applies to Victor Frankenstein. There’s desolation that applies to Victor Frankenstein because he is tormented by his guilt and becomes ill just like the Mariner but doesn’t drop dead or isn’t left alive to be tormented on the ship like the Mariner.
Tell how Victor first responds to the creature’s demand. He says no.
Discuss how the creature convinces Victor to make him a mate. Tells him that if he does the creature will move away and never hurt anyone again.
Examine how the creature believes companionship will help his temperament. His vices result from being lonely, the goodness will shine through if he has a companion.
Tell why Alphonse Frankenstein thinks Victor is depressed. Alphonse Frankenstein thinks that Victor does not want to marry Elizabeth, that he regards her as more of a sister, and that he is in love with someone else.
Generalize how the setting and scenery of his journey finally affect Victor’s mind and spirits. Unable to relax and think of anything but his task at hand, Victor was miserable up until the riverboat trip. Finally, Victor succumbs to the beauty of the trip and relaxes and enjoys the tranquility of the river cruise.
Assess how Victor feels about Clerval’s friendship and companionship. Victor appreciates Clerval’s devoted friendship and imagination which always “soothes” his “heart”.

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