Frankenstein Chapter 1

Who was Caroline? Caroline Beaufort is the daughter of Beaufort, Alphonse Frankenstein’s best friend who dies in poverty. Alphonse rescues and then marries Caroline. Caroline is Victor Frankenstein’s mother.
Who is Beaufort? The dear departed friend of Victor’s father
How would describe Victor Frankenstein’s childhood? Victor describes his childhood as an idyllic one. Although loss abounds—the poverty of Beaufort and the orphaning of Elizabeth, for instance—it is always quickly alleviated by the presence of a close, loving family.
Who does Caroline find during a trip to Italy? Elizabeth
What draws Caroline to Elizabeth? Elizabeth is a beautiful blonde girl among the dark-haired Italian children; upon discovering that Elizabeth is the orphaned daughter of a Milanese nobleman and a German woman, Caroline adopts her. OR”Her brow was clear and ample, her blue eyes cloudless, and her lips and the moulding of her face so expressive of sensibility and sweetness that none could behold her without looking on her as of a distinct species, a being heaven-sent, and bearing a celestial stamp in all her features.” In essence she was like an angel sent from the heavens and Caroline had always wanted a daughter.
Why does Caroline visit cottages of the poor? This, to my mother, was more than a duty; it was a necessity, a passion–remembering what she had suffered, and how she had been relieved–for her to act in her turn the guardian angel to the afflicted.
What is the present that Caroline says she has for Victor? Elizabeth Caroline says: “I have a pretty present for my Victor–tomorrow he shall have it.”
How did Victor look upon Elizabeth or feel about her and his relationship to her? Elizabeth was “mine–mine to protect, love, and cherish.”
What did Victor and Elizabeth call each other? Cousins
Who was Elizabeth’s father? He was an old guard Italian who fought for liberty of Italy.
What is Victor’s nationality? He is Genevese.
What is important about Victor’s family and his ancestors? His family was distinguished. His ancestors had been counsellors and syndics, and his father had filled several public situations with honor and reputation
How does Victor describe his Father, Alphonse? He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and indefatigable attention to public business.
Did Victor’s father marry at an old or young age? Old, as he was a public servant and devoted his life to service until his declining years.
What did Victor’s father due when he best friend fell into poverty and moved away? He tried to find him and was going to help him get back on his feet.

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