He respects the connection between creator and created
He intends to deal with Frankenstein through threats
He regrets the criminal deeds he has committed
He has no intention of justifying himself to Frankenstein
A sense of duty to his creation
Fear of his own well-being
The need to confirm the murderer of his brother
Curiosity and compassion
His fascination with the moon.
His ignorance of fire and wine.
His need for a female companion.
The predominance of his physical sensations.
Experiences a feeling he defines as hunger and thirst.
Recognizes his lack of companionship.
Experiences an indescribable sensation unlike any he has felt before.
Grows angry at the sight of others feeling the affection denied him.
Provided them sufficient supplies to last the winter
Determined his proper origins
Befriended the children separately
Mastered their language
Goethe’s Sorrows of Werter
The true story of the DeLacey family
Humanity’s capacities for good and evil
His own loneliness
To admire and love the heroes of past ages
Gains the lasting acceptance he has so desperately sought
Determines to show humanity the very kindness it has denied him
Lapses into a despair mitigated only by an act of violence
Withdraws from the larger world
The fierce wind and the raging fire consuming the DeLacey cottage
The tranquil Alpine air ministering to the creature’s sufferings
The gentle light of the moon enchanting the creature
The rushing stream threatening to drown the child
Often go unnoticed or are ignored entirely
Ultimately result in his affliction
Help distract others from his horrid appearance
Run counter to his nature
He knows the boy is related to Victor
The child reminds him of Agatha DeLacey
He identifies with the child’s innocence
He feels William has not yet fallen to the prejudices of society
Triumph and exaltation
Misery and torment
Swear never to repeat his horrid experiments
Make him a mate
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Victor’s fears of fulfilling his promise to the creature.
His belief that Victor does not wish to marry Elizabeth but feels bound to do so.
The overwhelming news of William and Justine’s deaths.
The workload of Victor’s studies in Ingolstadt.
He wanted to confer with a renowned scientist whose work would help him fulfill his promise.
He had promised the creature he would visit London and Oxford for souvenirs.
Henry had suggested another walking tour and Victor felt it would help him forget.
He wished to run as far away from the creature as possible.
To Ireland to study Oriental languages.
Back to Geneva to build a mate for his creature.
To Scotland to fulfill his promise.
To the Arctic to find the North Pole.
Victor happily married to Elizabeth.
Victor wrongfully imprisoned for murder.
The hanging of an innocent girl.
Victor destroying his mate’s inanimate body.
Mr. Kirwin, his father’s lawyer, informs Victor of his father’s death.
Victor is accused of Clerval’s murder and must meet with the local magistrate.
An accomplished scientist, Mr. Kirwin has made advances which could help Victor.
Kirwin is actually the creature in disguise checking up on Victor’s progress.
To beg Victor to return and marry her.
To give her condolences on Henry’s murder.
To release him from marital obligations.
To remind him of his duties toward his creature.
To apologize for being the instrument of their destruction
To draw the creature there and trap him
To commit suicide in his despair
To swear to avenge their deaths and to call upon their aid in this quest
Night concealed his whereabouts from the creature.
Night reminded him of the death he longed for as release.
In his dreams, Victor was reunited with the dead.
At night Victor would build enormous bonfires for warmth.
Reverse his course to return to England.
Never retell Victor’s story to another soul.
Bury his body in Geneva.
Continue Victor’s quest of destruction.
Treasure your childhood friends who know your infantine dispositions and can best judge the integrity of your motives.
Return home as heroes who have fought and conquered and who know not what it is to turn their backs on a foe.
Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock.
Seek peace in tranquility and avoid ambition, even if it be only to discover yourself in science and discoveries.
He determines to remain in the Arctic beyond contact with humanity.
He returns with Walton to a new life in the deepest forests of England.
He will destroy himself in a funeral pyre and find solace in death itself.
He will continue to walk the earth until science can find a way to save him from loneliness.
Mary W. Shelley
Mrs. Elizabeth Frankenstein in Vienna from her husband in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mrs. Margaret Saville in St. Petersburg from her brother in England.
Mrs. Mary W. Shelley in England from her father in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Mrs. Margaret Saville in England from her brother in St. Petersburg, Russia.
He wishes to be the first explorer to circumnavigate the globe.
He is on a voyage of discovery to the North Pole.
He has disgraced his family and is seeking glory to regain his respect.
He races sailboats for profit and has wagered to sail to Russia in three months.
Separation from family.
The lack of companionship.
His inability to attend Mass.
His love of glory.
They perceived the gigantic figure of a man riding a dog-sled across the ice.
They find the remains of a European skeleton and a dog frozen in the ice beside the ship.
They rescue a nearly dead European and his dog from a large ice floe.
They discover an albatross like the one from Coleridge’s poem.
He demands that they relinquish control of the vessel to him.
He refuses to be rescued from the ice until they reveal their destination.
He knows each of them previous voyages and speaks all of their languages.
He seems possessed by unearthly forces.
Melancholic and despairing, though benevolent and thankful for help.
Bitterly angry at the crew and resentful of their efforts to preserve him.
Incoherent and babbling endlessly about evil specters and monsters of darkness.
Lighthearted and jovial, constantly joking with the men to keep their spirits up.
He considers him a threat to the crew and their mission.
He sees the stranger as a noble creature and strikes an easy friendship with him.
He is deeply disturbed by the stranger’s personality and wants nothing to do with him.
He admires the stranger for his obvious education, but wants to leave him at the next port of call.
Walton has bombarded him with questions about his past ever since he came on board.
The stranger wants Walton’s opinion of what he should do with his life.
The stranger sees himself in Walton and wants to warn him from following in his footsteps.
The crew threatens to harm the stranger if he does not tell them about himself.
Their bitter arguments and screaming at each other.
None, since they abandoned him at birth.
His mother’s tender caresses and father’s smiles.
Their poverty and coldness toward him.
She was adopted from an impoverished family.
She is the third child their mother died delivering.
She was abandoned on the doorstep one Christmas.
She belonged to a servant in legal troubles.
A romantic risk-taker who loved make-believe and morality.
A calculated thinker and scientist interested in the causes of the natural world.
A quiet introvert who enjoyed writing love poems, but never revealing any of them.
A pugnacious bully and rascal who threatened Frankenstein and Elizabeth periodically.
The aerial creations of the poets
The moral relations of things
The metaphysical secrets of heaven and earth
The magnificent appearance of things
She was killed in a chance farming accident.
She was murdered by the monster.
Her heart failed from a genetic defect.
She contracted an illness while tending Elizabeth
To serve in the military in Ingolstadt.
To manage his father’s factory in Geneva.
To study at the university in Ingolstadt.
To seek his fortune as a sailor.
Unlike other fields, science has a definite beginning and end.
Science does not offer much to the mind that questions the universe.
The field of science offers continual discoveries and wonders.
Victor decides that there are too many moral dilemmas in science and he studies English instead.
Does God really exist?
Where does life itself come from?
What part does morality play in scientific experimentation?
How can disease and suffering be avoided?
Sheltered from horrors as a child, he had no fear of ghost stories or graveyards.
Death and tales of the supernatural were common in his family, so they did not frighten him.
The death of his mother had psychologically scarred Victor and he was terrified of corpses.
His parents were once undertakers in Geneva and he was constantly exposed to death.
Exaltation and pride
Disappointment and disgust
Flees in terror from the thing he had created.
Attacks the creature with a burning torch.
Forces the creature into the courtyard and imprisons it there.
Attempts to communicate with the creature but only angers it in the process.
His father has fallen ill with scarlet fever.
Elizabeth has eloped with a local fisherman.
His youngest brother has been found murdered.
His father cannot afford the university tuition.
Elizabeth is guilty of William’s murder.
His family suspects Victor’s creature of the murderer.
Justine is accused of William’s murder.
Victor himself stands accused of the murder.
His creature has been spotted near the university.
He suffers from a nervous fever for months.
He ends his experiments to resume his studies.
Clerval encourages his experiments.