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Reading his work gives Frankenstein a thirst for glory. He wants to find the secret of immortality.
In Summary: Birth: Victor cannot digest nor understand his creation and his first reaction is rejection, particularly as he sees that in a way the creature is trying to imprint and get affection from his creator.
Analyze how Victor feels after he reads Elizabeth’s letter. Victor realizes that his lack of communication with his family has caused them pain and anxiety, he immediatley exhausts himself writing a letter to them.
What surprises him about the way the creature he has brought to life looks? What does that do to Victor’s response? Victor wanted to create a beautiful man and is horrified by the creature’s watery, yellow eyes, tight skin and black lips.
Elizabeth, in chapter 7 of Frankenstein, blames herself for the murder of William because she feels that she provided the murderer with the motive to kill the boy: Earlier that day William had been bugging her to let him wear a little locket with a tiny picture of his grandmother in it.
How did Victor spend the night after bringing the creature to life? He runs to the woods, spends a week in bed, now repulsed by his work. He leaves the creature alone.
Elizabeth’s letter expresses her concern about Victor’s illness and entreats him to write to his family in Geneva as soon as he can. She also tells him that Justine Moritz, a girl who used to live with the Frankenstein family, has returned to their house following her mother’s death.
Where did Victory next see the creature and why didn’t he take the opportunity to destroy his creation? He sees the monster on top of a glacier. he doesn’t destroy the monster because he physically cannot, as well as the monster speaks intelligently causing Victor to be intrigued.
Victor proclaims Justine’s innocence, but the evidence against her seems irrefutable, and Victor refuses to explain himself for fear that he will be labeled insane.
Justine is at fault for William’s death. Victor is also responsible for what happened because he created the creature that killed William.
What happens when Victor tries to attack the creature? When Victor springs at the creature, the creature easily eludes him. Victor is not only curious, but he is also moved by a strange compassion for the creature, and he feels a sense of duty because he is the monster’s creator.
His father unsuccessfully attempts at convincing him to get over his grief and depression, Victor’s father does not know of Victor’s guilt. What keeps Victor from killing himself? He could not kill himself because he does not want to let Elizabeth and her father and brother unprotected from the creature.
Introduction. In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” Victor Frankenstein experiences self-inflicted seclusion which leads him to depression and further isolates him, whereas the creature suffers from exogenous caused isolation which ends in furiousness and grievance.
Victor considers suicide because he feels so guilty about creating a monster that took his brother’s life. He also feels extremely guilty because he kept quiet while Justine was arrested and tried for the killing of William.
Victor dies from pneumonia, which he contracts as he travels across the icy wastes of the Arctic to escape his hideous creation. Frankenstein contracts his case of pneumonia after chasing his monster into the Arctic and falling through a patch of ice into freezing water. A ship, captained by Robert Walton, rescues him.
Why does Victor want to put off marrying Elizabeth? He wants to finish the creatures mate first.
His tale told, Frankenstein dies. The monster then sneaks on board, gives an eloquent soliloquy about his sorrow and leaps off the ship onto an ice floe — gone to find himself some wood and burn himself alive.