Frankenstein - Luke

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  • AD 1

    Elizabeth is adopted

    Victor's family adopts Elizabeth when she's a child. They picked Elizabeth because Victor got along with her well and she was beautiful. Page 35.
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    Beaufort dies.

    Victor's father's best fried beaufort falls ill and dies. Victor's father marries his daughter thereafter. Page 32.
  • 2

    Victor meets Henry

    Henry will eventually become Victor's best friend of all time. They meet each other on page 37.
  • 2

    Victor becomes fascinated with electricity.

    Victor goes on a trip with his family to their vacation home. When lightning strikes a tree outside of their house, Victor becomes fascinated with electricity and science. Page 40.
  • 3

    Mother dies

    Victor's mother falls ill and dies. On her deathbed she wills Victor and Elizabeth to marry. Page 42.
  • 3

    Victor meets his teachers and becomes interested in science

    Victor makes his trip to Ingolstadt for college. When he arrives there, he becomes fascinated with new fields of science and hits it off with his teachers. Page 45/48
  • 4

    Victor discovers the science of life

    Victor gets introduced to new fields of science by his professors.The science of life particularly fascinates him. Page 50.
  • 4

    Victor begins work on his monster.

    Victor decides that his fascination with life will remain unfulfilled unless he creates life himself. Victor then begins to construct the creature. Page 52-53
  • 5

    Victor's monster comes to life.

    Victor had been working to create life for nearly a year, when his efforts finally paid off. On a November night, his creation finally comes to life. Page 56
  • 5

    Henry Clerval arrives at Ingolstadt.

    He goes to Ingolstadt to study. When he discovers that Victor has fallen ill, he ends up becoming Victor's caretaker. Page 60.
  • 5

    Victor's character changes

    Victor is emotionally attached. He cares a lot for other people. He is inspired and dedicated to science. Victor goes to college and his entire life becomes about science. He got obsessive about creating his creature. Victor then becomes physically and mentally ill.
  • 6

    Clerval is Introduced to the Professors

    "One of my first duties on my recovery was to introduce Clerval to the several professors of the university." P.65
  • 7

    Justine Blamed for William's Death

    "She is innocent, my Elizabeth," said I, "and that shall be proved; fear nothing, but let your spirits be cheered by the assurance of her acquittal." Page 77
  • 8

    Justine Admits to the Murder

    "I did confess, but I confessed a lie. I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins." P.83
  • 9

    Victor finds comfort in nature

    "Ruined castles hanging on the precipices of piny mountains, the impetuous Arve, and cottages every here and there peeping forth from among the trees formed a scene of singular beauty. " P.90
  • 10

    The monster convinces victor to hear his story

    "But I consented to listen, and seating myself by the fire which my odious companion had lighted, he thus began his tale." Page 97
  • 11

    The monster finds fire

    “One day, when I was oppressed by the cold, I found a fire which had been left by some wandering beggars, and was overcome with delight at the warmth I experienced from it.” Page 99
  • 12

    The monster starts to understand human nature

    “I was at first unable to solve these questions, but perpetual attention and time explained to me many appearances which were at first enigmatic.” Page 106
  • 13

    Safie escapes slavery

    “Felix seemed ravished with delight when he saw her, every trait of sorrow vanished from his face, and it instantly expressed a degree of ecstatic joy,” Page 112
  • 14

    Agatha and De Lacy were put into prison

    “The plot of Felix was quickly discovered, and De Lacey and Agatha were thrown into prison.” Page 120
  • 14

    Victor's character changes (2)

    Victor starts off sick and gets better. His brother is killed and he gets sent back to Geneva. He then gets sad because his close friend Justine is falsely charged with William's murder. Victor finds solace in nature before being taken on emotional rollercoaster by the tale told by the monster of the events leading up to that point.
  • 15

    The monster is assaulted by the cottagers

    The monster had been living next to the cottagers for a long time but they had never seen him. He was scared that they would run away, but never took the risk for a long time. Then, he went into the house and got assaulted then thrown out. P.129
  • 16

    The monster kills William in the woods.

    The monster tries to take a child and make friends with him. He then learns that the child has the last name Frankenstein, and strangles the boy for it. P.136
  • 17

    The monster asks Victor for a wife

    After being discriminated against by all of the people he came into contact with, he decided that people would never learn to live with him. He then asked for Victor to make him a wife, at the promise that he would run away with her to South America. P.139
  • 18

    Victor goes on a trip to London to make the monster's wife

    Victor received a threat from the monster that he would "be with him on his wedding night" if Victor didn't make a wife for him. So, he decided to go on a trip. Clerval came with. P.146
  • 19

    Victor began work on the monster's wife in a hut while in Scotland.

    Victor made his way to a near desolate island in Scotland to do his dirty job. He didn't want to create it, but he felt that he needed to. P.156
  • 20

    Victor destroys the wife that he was creating

    Victor realizes that many things could go wrong if he went through with creating the monster's wife. So, he goes out into the ocean and destroys it. P.159
  • 20

    Victor's Character Changes (3)

    In Chapter 20, Victor destroys the wife that he had been creating for the monster, while the monster was standing right in plain sight watching him. This shows a change in his character because although he is still scared of the creature, he begins to act in defiance against his adversary.
  • 21

    Victor is accused of the murder of Henry Clerval

    "The examination, the presence of the magistrate and witnesses, passed like a dream from my memory when I saw the lifeless form of Henry Clerval stretched before me." P.169
    This quote shows the moment where Victor realizes that the murder which he had been accused of was that of his very best friend. This fits under the theme of unjust society because is is unfair how his friend was stolen from him.
  • 22

    Victor knows what really happened to William, Justine, and Henry

    "I am the cause of this- I murdered her. William, Justine, and Henry- They all died by my hands." pg 176
    Victor has dangerous knowledge about the monster and how he caused the deaths of William, Justine and Henry.
  • 23

    The creature kills Elizabeth on their wedding night.

    The creature shows his monstrosity by killing the person that Victor loved the most.
    "She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair." (Pg.186)
  • 24

    The monster feels isolated once Victor dies.

    "But soon I shall die, and what I now feel be no longer felt." (page 211)
    The monster has hated his creator for so long that when the reality of his creator dying hit him, he realized the wrong that he had done and that he was now truly alone.
  • 24

    Victor's Character Changes (4)

    In Chapter 24, Victor begins his pursuit of the monster across the globe. In the previous set of chapters, he showed that he was acting in defiance because he disagreed with what the monster wanted. Now, he just wants to kill the monster for all of the harm that it has caused towards him and his loved ones. This is a big shift since Victor was typically against violence for the entire book up until this point.
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