Characters in Frankenstein** (Major Plot Points ( After enrolling in…
Characters in Frankenstein
Victor is by birth a Genevese and from one of the most distinguished families in Geneva. He is a young man who is extremely interested in the physical science and spends the majority of many years devoted to his research. He attends university at Ingolstadt where he meets a professor that encourages his research. This devotion ultimately leads to the Creation and the tale that will proceed.
We first meet Caroline as her ancestral past is discussed and how she came to be married to Victor's father Alphonse. She is Frankenstein's Mother and the one who picks out and brings home Elizabeth for Victor. She ends up dying of scarlet fever before Victor leaves for university.
Henry Clerval is a childhood friend of Victors. Victor describes the man as his best friend. When Victor appears sad and out of sorts Henry is the one whoAlphonse sends to cheer up his son.
Robert is present in the beginning and end of this story. in the beginning, we are told of his ventures through the northern seas in a series of letters to his sister Margaret. On this expedition, it is Robert and his crew who find Victor floating on a sheet of ice. From this point, the story is told from the perspective of Frankenstein as he retells the series of unfortunate events that led him to his current situation.
In the end of the story Frankenstein catches up to the current day in his summary and we find ourselves on the boat of Robert Walton again. he continues to write letters to his dearly beloved sister as He tells her the tale of Frankenstein and his creation. Eventually, the Creation shows his face on the ship and Robert confronts it. Only here does the Creation truly reveal his inner despair and sorrow before quickly bounding off this ship and floating away into the cold northern ocean.
Margaret Saville plays a small role in the story. her main contribution is receiving the letters that Robert writes. She is present in both the very beginning and very end of the book.
Elizabeth is first met as victor describes his mother going out and seeing a gaggle of children. One child stood out from the rest and despite her poverty appeared beautiful. This was Elizabeth. This beautiful, young woman is set to eventually become Victor's wife.
Alphonse Frankenstein comes from a rich, affluent family in Geneva. His family takes in Caroline who would end up marrying. Throughout the story, Alphonse remains very sympathetic for what his son is going through.
The creation is woken up in Frankenstein's laboratory. After Many years of research, Frankenstein has completed his work of creating life similar to that of humans. However, Frankenstein is seen as extremely ugly and therefore perceived as a threat. He is immediately judged wherever he goes and is forced to live in solitude. It is later seen that the creation will go to great lengths (murder) to get Frankenstein to listen to him.
William does not play a large role in the story. He is Victor's brother and the Creation's first victim.
Justine is the servant of the Frankenstein Family. When William is Murdered, she is accused. At this point, she and Victor know she is innocent yet she pleads guilty and is executed shortly after.
De Lacey is an old, Blind man in which the Creation spends A lot of time admiring and watching through the crack in the wall of the hovel that adjoins his families cottage
Felix is the son of De Lacey, brother of Agatha, and Husband of Safie. This is another person who the creation analyzes and watches in an attempt to learn human culture. When he first encounters the creation, he tears him away from his father and beats him with a stick.
Daughter of De Lacey and brother of Felix. Agatha is a young women fainted at the sight of the Creation
Safie is the daughter of a Turkish Merchant and is loved by Felix. Her father is ultimately the reason in which the Lacey family lives under the poor conditions in which they do. This puts them in the position to be observed by the Creation. When she first encounters the Creation she runs unwittingly from the room.
Major Plot Points
After enrolling in Ingolstadt, Victor spends a lot of time in an effort to advance his research and create a being out of old body parts. When the creature finally wakes, Victor is disgusted by what he sees. The creation gives him nightmares, and soon after Victor falls victim to extreme sickness. Henry nurses him back to health before Victor returns to Geneva.
Before arriving home Victor learns through a letter that his younger brother, William, has been murdered and the families servant, Justine, has been accused of the crime.
Victor encounters the Creation on a mountain top. The Creature admits to the murder of William but persuades Victor into understanding. The Creature has been cast out, and lonely, even from his own creator. The Creation then proceeds to tell the story of the events that have passed since they last saw each other.
The monster gets Victor's attention who then agrees to make a female companion for it. however, just before the process is complete victor contemplates the possible repercussions that this could have and tears the female apart before dumping the pieces in the lake.
When he returns to shore, Victor discovers that Henry has been murdered and is accused of the crime. After falling Ill in Jail he spends a considerable amount of time there, in Ireland, before returning to Geneva and Marrying Elizabeth.
On their honeymoon, Elizabeth is murdered and the same black marks are left that were left around the necks of William and Henry, indicating that the Monster is the culprit of the crime. Shortly after this, the intense grief causes Alphonse to pass away.
Robert Walton is traveling in the Artic sea when he encounters Victor floating on a piece of ice after having traveled many miles across the ice by dog sled. After nursing Victor back to health, Robert hears the tale of Frankenstein and his Creation.
After this, Victor devotes all of his time and energy to tracking and finding his creation in order to exact revenge. Eventually, Victor follows the monster northwards by dogsled. It is at this point that Robert Walton takes Frankenstein on board the ship and learns of his extraordinary history.
On the ship Frankenstein is Ill. Walton does his best to keep the man alive, but Victor's time is short. Eventually, the Creation finds his way aboard the ship and strangles Victor to death. The monster proclaims it as his last victim and announces that he awaits the day in which he dies.
Krempe was a professor at Ingolstadt who encouraged victor to pursue his endeavors as a scientist.
A professor of natural philosophy at Ingolstadt who tells victor his studies as a scientist are a waste of time and he should begin again from scratch.
This is the magistrate in Ireland that victor encounters after dumping the pieces of the female creation. He accuses him of murdering his best friend Henry but later frees him of the charge.
Mother and son
Bother and Sister
Husband and Wife
Father and Son