Frankenstein-- LEMLEY (Characters (Henry Clerval Victor's Friend "…
- courageous, "Man of courage and enterprise; he is madly desirous of glory[...] an Englishman[...] unsoftened by cultivation[...] person of excelent disposition" kind man
- Robert's sister; reciever of letters; caregiver of Robert as a child;
- Self-educated - "nothing : contributes so much to tranquillize the mind as a steady purpose" ; -wants to travel to the north pole; -"I dedicated myself to this great interprise. I commenced by induring my body to hardship. [...] I voluntarily endured cold, famine, thirst, and want of sleep; [...] I devoted my nights to the study of mathematics, the study of mathematics, and [...] branches of physical science"; -Hardworking; "I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path."; 28 years old
Victor's Father's Best Friend; became poor and ran away after paying off debts;
Caroline Beaufort/ Frankenstein
Wife of Alphonse Frankenstein. Victor's mom (very Close). dies of scarlet fever "possessed a mind of an uncommon mould" (1.3); "soft and benevolent mind" (1.5); she was full of "tender caresses" (1.6) and "fortitude and benignity" (3.1); she was a "guardian angel to the afflicted" (1.6).
Genevese; raised by very imoportant and respected people; Has a hunger for knowledge
Victor's Adopted sister, His lover, sympathetic, kind, th9oughtful, beautiful " I might have become sullen in my study, through the ardour of my nature, but that she was there to subdue me to a semblance of her own gentleness."
Victor's Friend "-could aught ill entrench on the noble spirit of Clerval? Yet he might not have been so perfectly humane, so thoughtful in his generosity, so full of kindness and tenderness amidst his passion for adventurous exploit" nurses Victor back to health. begins to follow in Victor’s footsteps as a scientist. His cheerfulness counters Victor’s moroseness.
professor of natural Philosophy. against Albertus Magnus and Paracelsus' books, "waste of time".
"his person was short but remarkably erect and his voice the sweetest I had ever heard."
Created "on a dreary night of November". . "His yellow skin barely covered what was underneath it. His yellow eyes almost matched the color of his skin. He had straight black lips." eight-foot-tall, hideously ugly creation. Intelligent and sensitive, wants to integrate himself into human social patterns, but all who see him are horrified by him. abandonment compels him to seek revenge
- De Lacey's daughter. Represents an ideal of womanliness: kind, gentle, and devoted to her family.
The young Turkish "Arabian" whose beauty captivates Felix. longs for a freer and happier life with Felix, a Christian.
Justine lives with the Frankenstein family as a servant after her mother dies. Monster frames her for William's murder. She confesses falsely to the crime
Frankenstein's brother. Insists that the monster wants to "eat [him] and tear [him] to pieces,"
De Lacey is the Parisian-turned-blind-peasant who lives in a cottage with his son and daughter. He's a nice old man: "descended from a good family in France" (14.2), treats the monster kindly (because he can't see him).
LETTER I- Need for
/ recognition of his community
LETTER I- IV- Themes of
in and around nature areapplied in his loving letters to his sister, Has an extreme love for the ocean
, Robert has nobody to share his emotions with, almost coming off as romantic because of the lack of human connections; "I have no friend, Margaret: when I am glowing with the enthusiasm of success, there will be none to participate my joy; if I am assailed by disappointment, no one will endeavor to sustain me in dejection"
innocent, find, blissful familial life
descriptions of his lover, elizabeth and his love for sciences. Love toward the Lightning and nature's chaos.
of mother causes pain in family
victor becomes obsessed with the sciences in order to create life from the dead " I had deprived myself of rest and health. I had desired it with an ardour that far exceeded moderation; but now that I had finished, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror."
victor messes with nature, a being that can not be controlled
of brother sends victor back into depression. Victor is responsible
CHAPTER 8- Victor feels extreme
for being the cause of his brothers death
Loss of innocence
elizabeth no longer has the happiness and love in her since the incedent,
"i ought to be thy adam
the creature is judged based of his appearance
CHAPTER 5- "
Walton is venturing to the North Pole to discover a northern passage to the countries on the other side of the world and to determine the origin of the North Pole's magnetism
Victor describes his life as a child, reveals his"temper was sometimes violent, and [his] passions vehement" reveals life abt family, and friends
Describes his friend Henry and sister/lover, Elizabeth. Victor finds Cornelius Agrippa's book on Natural Sciences and becomes infatuated. Caroline makes Elizabeth and victor promise to marry. @ 15 witnesses an electrical storm
Caroline makes Elizabeth and victor promise to marry. "my firmest hopes of the future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union.". Becomes a Student at the University of Ingolstadt in Ingolstadt, Germany. Meets Professor M. Krempe and Professor M. Waldman, at the university.
victor spends a lot of time doing schoolwork (chem). First idea of reanimation
Victor creates "The Monster". Henry finds him walking around after horrific night. The creature dissappears
Elizabeth writes, explaining family is well and healthy. Asks victor to get well and return to the family. Victor is depressed.
Receives a letter from his father, Victor's brother has died. Visits where his brother has died- sees lightning. Sees "the creature" it killed william.
Justine is accused of the murder even though the monster killed william. Justine is pressured into false admission. Justine is executed
Elizabeth has lost all hope and love
Victor climbs Mt. Montanvert and sees the monster
Creature describes it's life after escaping. Experiences hatredfrom humans and discovers civilizations.
creature discovers a family living in the woods and observes them, learning emotion and thought
Creature learns language and history through books
Creature learns the history of the family
Creature tells about the bookshe has read and discovered
Description of the NORTH POLE "the pole is the seat of frost and desolation; it ever presents itself to my imagination as the region of beauty and delight
Dreadful weather... Foreshaddowing?
Ship is surrounded by ICE "We were nearly surrounded by ice[...] scarcely leaving her the searoom in which she floated" Nature has all control, even over the most powerful man
kind and wonderful childhood
Victorys secret of the monster has driven him crazy
The appearance of the creature makes victor believe it is harmful