Frankenstein Review

Justine Moritz adopted into the Frankenstein family, blamed for William’s death and executed
Mr. Delacey He was the creature’s only friend, old blind man
M. Waldmann inspires Frankenstein to push the boundaries of science.
Robert Walton Author of the letters in the beginning of the book
Lightning the natural phenomena that influenced Frankenstein’s work
Ingolstadt Where Victor Frankenstein attends university
Alienation/Loneliness, Nature vs. Nurture, Appearance vs. Reality, Duty and Responsibility, Justice vs. Injustice, Forbidden Knowledge, Science vs. Nature, Multiple Personalities, Man as God List one of the major themes in Frankenstein
What genre of writing is Frankenstein? Gothic
Mrs.Margaret Saville To whom are the letters in Frankenstein written?
Frame narration In what way is Frankenstein written?
Robert Walton was in the arctic exploring the unknown Where was the author of the letters and why was he there?
He found Frankenstein on a small piece of ice How did Walton meet Frankenstein?
He liked Frankenstein and hoped they would eventually become friends How did Walton feel about his guest?
He tried to bestow animation on lifeless matter What goal did Frankenstein pursue at Ingolstadt
Horrified and disgusted How did Frankenstein feel when his creature came to life
He became ill with a fever and delerium What happened to Victor on the day he brought the creature to life?
Henry Clerval Who took care of Frankenstein when he was ill?
A letter from Elizabeth What did Clerval give Frankenstein when he was better
They took walks around Ingolstadt, and Frankenstein introduced Clerval to the professors How did Frankenstein and Clerval spend the next couple months after Frankenstein got better?
That William was murdered What news did the letter from Frankenstein’s father bring?
The Creation What did Frankenstein see just outside the gates of Geneva as he was returning home?
Justine Moritz, because she had the picture that was given to William Who was accused of committing the murder, and why?
He thought Justine was innocent, and the creation was the murderer What was Frankenstein’s reaction to this accusation?
Tried to help testify for Justine What did Frankenstein do about his dilemma?
That he was guilty, for he made the Creation What was Frankenstein’s state of mind after the trial and its conclusion?
The Creation Whom did Frankenstein meet after he had ascended to the summit of Montanvert?
To listen to his story What did the creature want of Frankenstein?
Like a newborn, alone How did the creature feel when he first felt life?
Horrified, either attacked or ran What was the reaction of the villagers the creature encountered?
The forest, later a hovel Where did the creature take shelter?
They were very poor What observations did the creature make about the people in the cottage?
To read, write, and speak, by watching Felix teach Safie What does the creature learn to do, and how does he learn this?
Friendly, welcoming What was the elder De Lacey’s reaction when the creature entered the cottage and began speaking with him?
Felix attacked, Safie fled, Agatha fainted What was the reaction of the De Lacey family when they saw the creature?
Lit it on fire What did the creature do at the cottage when he returned and found that the De Laceys had moved out?
Horrified, shot the creature What was the reaction of the man whose daughter was saved from drowning by the creature?
That he could cause misery, too What discovery did the creature make when he approached another human?
Strangled him What did the creature do to William?
To create a female creature, equally ugly, so that he wouldn’t be alone What did the creature ask Frankenstein to do, and why?
At first refuses, consents soon after How did Frankenstein react to this request to create the female creature?
That he will be with Frankenstein on his wedding night What threat did the creature make when he saw Frankenstein destroy his second creation?
He is accused of murder and arrested What happened to Frankenstein when he landed his boat?
Private trial, with magistrate arranging defense What happened at Frankenstein’s trial?
Travels, and his wedding to Elizabeth What event occurred next in Frankenstein’s life?
The monster came in and killed Elizabeth What happened on Frankenstein and Elizabeth’s wedding night?
He died of grief What happened to Frankenstein’s father as a result of this latest tragedy?
Kindly disbelieving, makes excuses not to help What was the magistrate’s response when Frankenstein told him the entire story of the creature?
Go North to chase the creature What did Frankenstein do after he left the magistrate?
To turn back from his obsession (quit the voyage) What request does Frankenstein make of Robert Walton?
What happens to Victor at the end of the novel? What happened to Frankenstein at the end of the novel?
Walton said “You have read this strange and terrific story; and do you not feel your blood congeal with horror….”
The monster said I am an unfortunate and deserted creature; I look around and have no friend on earth.
Alchemy Idea that one can turn lead into gold or create life in a test tube
Paradise Lost Taught the monster that God behaved as a Father to Adam
Why Mary started the novel As a result of a competiton to tell the scariest story
Lake Geneva Setting for the creation of the novel
Ireland Where monster is created
the Orkneys (Scotland) Where the female monster is created
the ice where Victor is physically separated from the monster
How does Caroline Beaufort die? dies of scarlet fever
How does Elizabeth die? killed by the monster
How does Justine die? Hanged for killing William
Mary Shelley was educated by her father
Is curious and helpful The monster is initially
The rejection by the cottagers contributes to the monster’s change
Emotions and Nature are traits of Romanticism
Percy Shelley died from Drowning
The death of Mary Shelley’s babies May have influenced her to write the book.
The dangers of ego and pride Are warned against in the novel
Dynamic Character a character that undergoes significant change (Victor, The Creature)
Static Character a character that remains the same throughout the story (Henry, Victor’s Father)
Victor Frankenstein He is the main character, a man driven by ambition and scientific curiosity. His quest for absolute knowledge and power will eventually end in his own ruin.
Elizabeth Lavenza Both Victor’s sister and his bride. She is presented as being angelically good and incomparably beauty: she represents ideal womanhood and its promises of love and comfort.
Caroline Victor’s mother; a paradigm of motherly concern and generosity. Her death provides the catalyst for Victor’s desire to transcend death. It is her last wish that Victor and Elizabeth be married.
Alphonse Victor’s father; yet another shining example of kindness and selflessness. His happiness depends on the happiness of his children. If they fail, he does as well; thus, their deaths precipitate his own.
William The youngest son of the Frankenstein family. His death at the hands of the monster renders him a symbol of lost and violated innocence.
Henry Clerval Victor’s best friend since childhood. Fascinated with the history of mankind, he is Victor’s intellectual opposite. He, too, will be murdered by the monster; he is perhaps a symbol of the destruction of Victor’s own goodness and potential.
Justine Though a servant in the Frankenstein household, she is more like a sister to Victor and Elizabeth. She is executed for William’s murder, and thus becomes yet another martyr to lost virtue and innocence.
The Creature The work of Frankenstein’s hands, he is his double, his persecutor, and his victim. The lives of him and his creator are inextricably entwined.
Robert Walton The reader’s representative in the novel, he is the person to whom Victor relates his story. He has much in common with Victor: ambition, drive, and the desire for glory.
De Lacey The head of the household observed by the creature, he has been robbed of his fortunes as a result of his own kindness. His blindness makes him capable of recognizing the creature’s sincerity and goodness despite his hideous appearance.
Felix The son of de Lacey, he is devoted to his family and his mistress, Safie. Though noble, he drives the creature from the family cottage with stones. He thereby symbolizes one of the basic flaws in the human character: the hatred of difference.
Agatha The daughter of De Lacey, she is yet another example of selfless womanhood, caring for her brother and her father despite their poverty and her own sadness.
Safie The betrothed of Felix. She is presented as exotically beautiful, and is racially fetishized for her Turkishness. The de Lacey family wishes to marry her to Felix and convert her to Christianity.
Robert Walton is a _______MerchantScientistDoctorSea captain Sea Captain
Walton’s goal on his expedition is to _________Find a passage between the Atlantic and PacificFind goldFind the creatureFind a new country Find a passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
Where does the expedition find Victor Frankenstein?In a caveAt the bottom of the ship, stowing awayOn a floating piece of ice in the oceanNone of the above On a floating piece of ice in the ocean
Who is Beaufort?Victor’s grandfatherThe dear departed friend of Victor’s fatherThe father of CarolineAll of the above All of the Above
The marriage between Victor’s parents comes about after _______The departure of WallaceThe move to SwitzerlandThe death of BeaufortThe birth of Victor The death of Beaufort
Walton narrates the story and writes letters to ______His auntHis sisterHis fiancéeHis mother His sister
Henry Clerval is _________A professorA relative of the Frankenstein familyA merchantVictor’s closest childhood friend Victor’s closest childhood friend
Who is Elizabeth Lavenza?A girl taken in by the Italian peasant familyThe adopted daughter of the Frankensteinsboth The adopted daughter of the Frankensteins and A girl taken in by the Italian peasant familyA serving girl Both The adopted daughter of the Frankensteins and A girl taken in by the italian peasant family
Victor’s initial interest in science is sparked at age 13 when he reads ______The works of PlatoThe works of GalileoThe works of Cornelius AgrippaThe works of da Vinci The works of Cornelius Agrippa
At the University in Ingolstadt, Victor becomes interested in _________ChemistryNeither Chemistry or The Elixir of Lifeboth Chemistry and The elixir of lifeThe elixir of life Both Chemistry and The elixir of life
Caroline succumbs to _______Scarlet feverChicken poxPolioDiphtheria Scarlet fever
Ultimately, Victor’s schooling results in his obsession for ________PowerKnowledgeMoneySupernatural Knowledge
Armed with scientific knowledge, Victor decides upon the artificial creation of _______A robotA humanA monsterNone of the above A human
How often does Victor visit his family while in school?NeverFrequentlyRarelyOccasionally Never
After Victor animates his creation, heMeets Clerval the next morningRuns awayTries to hideAll of the above All of the above
The horror Victor feels at the creature’s movement can be defined as _______Reality crashing into knowledgeKnowledge crashing into dreamsA dream crashing into realityReality crashing into dreams A dream crashing into reality
Clerval’s original purpose in coming to the University is to________Nurse Victor’s illnessStudyGo sightseeingFetch Victor Study
Caroline dies peacefully with the assurance of _____A union between Victor and JustineA union between Ernest and ElizabethA union between Elizabeth and WilliamA union between Victor and Elizabeth A union between Victor and Elizabeth
The creature’s chance encounter with William in the forest might be described as ___________The ends justify the meansboth Poetic justice and IronyIronyPoetic justice both Poetic justice and Irony
Victor and Henry learn of William’s death via _______LetterPremonitionExpress messengerTelegram Letter
Why is Justine accused of William’s murder?The picture of Caroline was found in her dressShe confessed her guiltboth She was framed. and The picture of Caroline was found in her dressShe was framed. both She was framed. and The picture of Caroline was found in her dress
After Justine’s condemnation, in order to mitigate his guilt and sadness, Victor ________Wanders the mountains and valleysReturns to IngolstadtStarts a new experimentSpends time with his family Wanders the mountains and valleys
When Victor meets up with his creation in the mountains, how much time has passed?A yearFour yearsThree yearsTwo years Two years
Henry Clerval might best be described as ________Passionate and romanticCold and calculatingPractical and intelligentInsensitive and callous Passionate and romantic
Why does Victor remain in the creature’s cave to hear his tale?It is too cold outsideHe cannot find his way homeHe is scared to leaveHe hopes to hear that the creature was not responsible for William’s death He hopes to hear that the creature was not responsible for William’s death
After being abandoned by his maker, the creature subsists on _________Stolen foodSmall animalsTree barkRoots and berries Roots and berries
The relationship between Victor and the creature can be likened to that between __________Cain and AbelEsau and JacobGod and AdamJacob and Rachel God and Adam
The creature takes refuge in a cave and spends his days _________Mourning the loss of his makerSleepingStealingWatching a family of three Watching a family of three
When he observes the distress of the family, the creature leaves ______ on the doorstep.WaterMoneyKindlingFood Kindling
Felix is thrilled with the arrival of __________De LaceySafieAgathathe creature Safie
The family relationship is best defined as ________A mother, a son and a daughterA father, a son and a daughterA father and two daughtersA mother and two sons A father, a son and a daughter
The creature might best be described as __________UnintelligentCruel at times but misunderstoodCompletely helplessCompletely cruel Cruel at times but misunderstood
Clerval is murdered by the creature when Victor __________Decides to pursue another experimentRuns awayRefuses to make another creatureReturns to Switzerland Refuses to make another creature
The major driving forces behind the creature’s destructive behavior are _______LonelinessKindnessboth Vengeance and LonelinessVengeance both Vengeance and Loneliness
Victor is acquitted of the charge of Clerval’s murder because of ____________An eyewitnessHis own testimonyThe influence of his fatherHis horrified reaction upon seeing the body His horrified reaction upon seeing the body
The creature is able to kill Elizabeth because ________Victor left the bedroom to stand guard outsideElizabeth invited him insideThe creature was hiding under the bedNone of the above Victor left the bedroom to stand guard outside
The entire novel can be viewed as a cautionary tale about _________ReligionCuriosityIntelligenceWealth Curiosity
In the end, who knows of the creature’s origin and existence?both Victor and WaltonNeither Walton or VictorWaltonVictor both Victor and Walton
Victor’s painful story is not in vain because Walton _________Records it for publicationPromises to kill the creatureTurns back from the dangerous expeditionNone of the above Turns back from the dangerous expedition
The story concludes when the creature __________Takes over Walton’s shipIs arrested by the policeMourns Victor and pledges his own deathKills Victo Mourns Victor and pledges his own death

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