Frankenstein - Davis

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  • AD 1

    Elizabeth is adopted

    Frankenstein's parents travel to Italy and find schiavi ognor frementi. They adopt Elizabeth from them. (P.34-35)
  • AD 1

    Frankentein is born

    Frankenstein is born in Naples, Italy. He lives a childhood with immense caring by his parents. (P.33)
  • AD 1

    Chapters 1-5: Character Development

    During Chapters 1-5, we see Victor change from a young, innocent boy to becoming a man who becomes absorbed in science, and has a burning passion to succeed.
  • 2

    Frankenstein discovers Alchemy

    Frankenstein finds books by Agrippa, Magnus, and Paracelsus. He is greatly interested in them, but is told that they are outdated by his father.
  • 2

    Frankenstein lives out his childhood

    Frankenstein lives out a happy childhood with Elizabeth. His friends, such as Henry, are introduced. (P.37)
  • 3

    Frankenstein departs to Ingolstadt

    Frankenstein leaves for Ingolstadt after his sister gets over Scarlet fever and his mother dies. On arrival, he is mocked for believing in old alchemy sciences. (P.45)
  • 3

    Frankenstein decides to continue with his studies

    Even after his professors tell him his books are ancient, he continues his study. He decides that he will move onto things greater than any scientist has ever done. (P.47)
  • 4

    Frankenstein begins his work

    After examining many dead bodies, he begins working on his experiment. It becomes all consuming in his life, and he neglects all else, even life essentials. (P.53-55)
  • 4

    Frankenstein decides what he will study

    After much questioning, Frankenstein decides he will study how life came to be. He does this by starting with death, and how he must recourse it. (P.50)
  • 5

    The Monster is created

    Frankenstein's works pay off and his monster is created. He examines all of the monster's features as it awakens. (P.56)
  • 5

    Frankenstein becomes sickly

    After creating his monster, he Victor immediately regrets it and flees. He then becomes very sickly thinking about what he had done, and is tended to by Henry. (P.60)
  • 6

    Victor's Return to Geneva

    "Winter and snow arrived, the roads were deemed impassable...I felt this delay very bitterly, for I longed to see my native town and my beloved friends." (P.67)
  • 6

    Chapters 6-14: Character Development

    In Chapters 6-14, we see Victor struggling to cope with the horrible thought that he had created a monster. His learning of the death of Justine and William make him despise and hate his creation, but slightly pities the monster while hearing his story.
  • 7

    William is murdered

    "William is dead! That sweet child, whose smiles delighted and warmed my heart, who was so gentle, yet so gay! Victor, he is murdered!" (P.69)
  • 8

    Justine is killed

    "I wish that I were to die with you; I cannot live in this world of misery." (P.84)
  • 9

    Victor's family leaves to Belrive where Victor embraces nature

    "It was during an access of this kind that I suddenly left my home, and bending my steps towards the near Alpine valleys, sought in the magnificence, the eternity of such scenes, to forget myself and my ephemeral, because human, sorrows" (page 89-90).
  • 10

    Victor finally meets his monster

    "I perceived, as the shape came nearer (sight tremendous and abhorred!) that it was the wretch whom I had created." (P.94)
  • 11

    The creature begins his story

    "It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being; all the events of that period appear confused and indistinct. " (P.98)
  • 12

    The creature explains his experiences with the Cottagers

    "I learned and applied the words 'fire' 'milk' 'bread' and 'wood'. I learned also the names of the cottagers themselves." (P.107)
  • 13

    Safie arrives in the creature's story

    "It was a lady on horseback, accompanied by a country-man as a guide... [she] responded only by pronouncing, in a sweet accent, the name of Felix." (P.111)
  • 14

    The creature explains Safie's backstory

    "The government of France was greatly enraged at the escape of their victim and spared no pains to detect and punish his deliver. The plot of Felix was quickly discovered, and DeLacey and Agatha were thrown into prison." (P.120)
  • 15

    The Monster attempts to make contact

    The Monster tries to talk with the Eldest DeLacey, who talks with him for some moments. When the rest of the DeLaceys return, they are horrified and throw him out. (P.127)
  • 15

    Chapters 15-20: Character Development

    As time goes on, Frankenstein becomes more and more depressed. After agreeing to create a second monster, he thinks nothing other than the fear and anticipation of the day in which he will finally have to make it. Not even the beautiful landscape of his travels can keep him from thinking of it.
  • 16

    The Monster tells how he kills William

    The Monster explains how he killed William, and the interaction between the two. He then tells how he pinned it on Justine. (P.136)
  • 17

    The Monster asks for a companion

    The Monster asks Frankenstein to make him a companion. Frankenstein at first refuses, but accepts later out of pity. (P.138)
  • 18

    Frankenstein departs to England

    Frankenstein decides he needs more research in England, so he departs with Henry. They travel through the Rhineland until they end at their destination, London. (P.150)
  • 19

    Frankenstein finds a place to work.

    Frankenstein and Henry travel through England, until Frankenstein decides it is time to begin. He finds an area of solitude to begin his labor. (P. 156)
  • 20

    Frankenstein breaks his promise

    In the end, Frankenstein decides to destroy his second creation, and angers the Monster. He arrives in Ireland and finds that he is accused of a crime. (P.160)
  • 21

    Chapters 21-24: Character Development

    Frankenstein finally reaches his breaking point as his wife is murdered on their wedding day by the monster. His hate for the monster is increased tenfold, and he pursues him for the rest of his life, until his end.
  • 21

    Victor is imprisoned

    "I was doomed to live and in two months found myself as awaking from a dream, in a prison." (P.169)
  • 22

    Frankenstein and Elizabeth Wed

    "After the ceremony was performed, a large party assembled at my father's, but it was agreed that Elizabeth and I should commence our journey by water, sleeping that night at Evian and continuing our voyage the following day." (P.183)
  • 23

    Elizabeth Dies

    "She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her bead hanging down and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair." (P.186)
  • 24

    Frankenstein searches for the Monster

    "When I quitted Geneva my first labor was to gain some clue by which I might trace the steps of my fiendish enemy,." (P.192)
  • 25

    End Letters: Frankenstein dies, and the Monster appears

    "I entered the cabin where lay the remains of my ill-fated and admirable friend. Over him hung a form which I cannot find words to describe--gigantic in stature, yet uncouth and distorted in its proportions." (P.207)
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