Frankenstein - Michael Busuego

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  • AD 1

    Elizabeth is Adopted

    (34-35) The Frankenstein family adopts Elizabeth into the family.
  • 2

    Henry Clerval is Introduced

    (37-38) Henry is introduced as a good friend of both Victor and Elizabeth in their childhood years.
  • 2

    Victor Develops an Interest in Science

    (38-41) Victor reads books of philosophy and science by Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus. Victor also sees a tree get struck by lightning which sparks inspiration and imagination.
  • 3

    Elizabeth gets Scarlet Fever

    (42-43) Elizabeth catches scarlet fever causing Victor's mother to get sick later on. The fever ultimately causes Victor's mom to die.
  • 3

    Victor Departs to Ingolstadt

    (43-45) Victor is seventeen now and is going to be a student at Ingolstadt where he will study in science.
  • 4

    Victor Begins his Studies at Ingolstadt

    (49-52) Victor begins to study different types of sciences at Ingolstadt including chemistry and anatomy.
  • 4

    Victor Starts to Create his Monster

    (53-55) Victor starts his restless assignment of animating life from dead matter.
  • 5

    Victor Creates his Monster

    (56-57) After several months of restless work, Victor finishes his creation and succeeds in reanimating dead matter.
  • 5

    Victor's Development 1-5

    From chapters 1-5, Victor changes from a curious young boy to an ambitious alchemist when growing up. When Victor is growing up he develops an intense love for science in philosophy which ultimately leads him to study it when he is older. His curiosity cannot be satisfied and his ambition grows while he studies at Ingolstadt. His ambition turns sickening as he builds his monstrous creation which leads him to becoming ill, frightened, and depressed.
  • 6

    Victor's Experience in Nature

    "When happy, inanimate nature had the power of bestowing on me the most delightful sensations. A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy"(p68).
  • 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!" pg.69
  • 8

    Victor feels responsible for William and Justine's death

    "I beheld those I loved spent vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts." (pg. 85)
  • 9

    Victor and his family go to Belrive

    "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 sphemeral, because human sorrows", (page 89-90).
  • 10

    Victor Encounters the Monster on a Mountain

    (94-97) When climbing a mountain, Victor spots the monster charging at him. After attempts of making the monster leave, he invites Victor to a cave.
  • 11

    Monster Meets the Family

    (99-104) In his cave, the monster tells Victor about his experiences with life after having to live alone. The monster learns about different types of pain and has different interactions with humans. He learns that humans dislike his appearance, and later finds refuge next to a family's cottage.
  • 12

    The Monster's Relationship with the Family

    (107-110) The monster learns more about the family he lives next to. He learns that they are in poverty, their names, and their language through listening an reading.
  • 13

    The creature learns to speak properly

    Pg. 113 "My days were spent in close attention, that i might more speedily master the language; and I may boast that I improved more rapidly than the Arabian."
  • 14

    The monster's feelings with 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 De Lacey and Agetha were thrown into prison." (pg.120)
    "He did not succeed. They remained confined for five months before the trial took place, the result of which deprived them of their fortune and condemned them to a perpetual exile from their native country." (pg.120)
  • 14

    Victor's Development 6-14

    From chapters 6-14, Frankenstein starts to loathe himself for the pain that the monster brought to the people he loved. He distances himself from the natural sciences and spends time in nature.
  • 15

    The Creature reads books as facts about human society

    (Pg.122) The creature reads books like "Paradise Lost" and "Plutarch's Lives." He interprets the books as factual pieces of literature and bases humanity off of the books.
  • 16

    The Monster Tells Victor About his Encounter with William

    Pg. 136 - The monster left the house he lived next to and went to Geneva. There, he saw a little boy that claimed to be related to Frankenstein. In hearing this the monster killed the boy and planted evidence of Justine.
  • 17

    The Monster wants Victor to Create a Mate for Him

    Pg. 140 - The monster begs Frankenstein for a companion to appease his loneliness. The monster proposes that he will live far away from humans with his companion.
  • 18

    Victor Goes back to his Family

    Victor goes back to Geneva. His father asks him if he wants to marry Elizabeth and he says he does, and the family is very happy. He and Clerval journey across the English countryside. (p149)
  • 19

    Victor Begins to Create the Monster's Companion

    After travelling in Scotland with Clerval and another traveler Frankenstein goes to the most remote part of Scotland to start building the monster. He is disgusted with his work and takes no pleasure in building it. (p156)
  • 20

    Frankenstein Kills the Monster's Companion

    Frankenstein is appalled by what he has made and destroys the bride before it is finished. The monster is furious and threatens Frankenstein, telling him that he will be with him on his wedding night. (p159)
  • 20

    Victor's Development 15-20

    From chapters 15-20, Frankenstein looks on what he used to love with horror. He takes no pleasure in making another creature and only finds peace in nature. When in nature, Frankenstein's spirits are lifted significantly.
  • 21

    Victor is blamed and imprisoned for Henry Clerval's death

    "But I was doomed to live and in two months found myself as awaking from a dream, in a prison, stretched on a wretched bed, surrounded by jailers, turnkeys, bolts, and all the miserable apparatus of a dungeon." Pg. 169

    This quote paints the picture of Victor waking up, jailed for the murder of Henry Clerval, and although he did not commit the crime, he knew that he would have to be imprisoned.
  • 22

    Victor in Nature After getting out of Prison

    "The wind, which had hitherto carried us along with amazing rapidity, sank at sunset to a light breeze.."
    This quote connects the current problem of the story to conflict. The strength of the wind that is mentioned could be related to the chaotic violence of the monster, and his threats. When it is mentioned that the wind becomes breeze at sunset, it could be connected to peace at the end, a conclusion being near maybe.
  • 23

    Elizabeth Dies

    The monster tells Victor to prepare himself because he is going to kill Elizabeth. Victor knows the monster will come so he stays outside hoping to intercept the monster before he gets to Elizabeth, but in doing so he gives the monster an easy way to get in through the window during Victors absence.
    "Suddenly I heard a shrill and dreadful scream." pg186
  • 24

    Walton and his crew continuing further northward to search for the monster

    “Many of my unfortunate comrades have already found a grave amidst this scene of desolation” (203)
    The knowledge of the Monster’s existence drove Walton to continue his search for it further north into the arctic, endangering the lives of many of the crew on board. This knowledge furthered his ambition to do something significant and was why he continued pushing the boat further north even after it was unsafe to continue
  • 24

    Victor's Development 21-24

    From chapters 21-24, Frankenstein doesn't experience any happiness, only a thirst for revenge. He looks upon his earlier actions and ambition with regret, begging Walton not to follow in his footsteps before his illness overtakes him.
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