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    Elizabeth is adopted

    Victor's mom tells Victor that Elizabeth is his. Elizabeth stands out from everyone else with her blue eyes and blonde hair. pg 30
  • AD 1

    Victor has an ideal childhood

    Victor's mom and dad love each other immensely; they are benevolent, support their children, and they provided an ideal childhood for their children. pg31
  • 2

    Alchemy texts foster a curiosity and an obssesion for Victor

    Victor discovers texts from Cornelius Agrippa. He finds a passion and intense curiosity in this newfound topic of study. Victor's obsession is stimulated even further when he dad says, "My dear Victor do not waste your time on that sad trash!" pg34
  • 2

    Henry is introduced

    Henry is described as being interested in moral relations and wanting to make a name for himself.He is full of kindness and generosity. pg 37
  • 3

    Victor's mom dies

    Elizabeth gets sick and her adopted mother can't keep herself way from nursing her back to health. Victor's mom dies from the scarlet fever and her has one dying wish. She wishes that Victor and Elizabeth will marry in the near future.pg 40
  • 3

    Victor departs to Ingolstadt

    Victor meets two of his professors. They heavily contrast and his passion for alchemy is intensified. pg 42
  • 4

    Frankenstein gets caught up in his work

    Frankenstein gets so caught up in his work that he forgets about everything else. He doesn't talk to his family and he progresses in his experiment. pg 47
  • 4

    Victor examines dead bodies

    He progresses in his work and he comes up with the idea to give life to an animal. His ambition begins to get the best of him. pg 50
  • 5

    He dreams of his sister dying in his arms

    This dream most likely foreshadows a future event. Victor kisses Elizabeth for the first time and she becomes overcome with the hue death. pg 53
  • 5

    Clerval comes to town

    Henry takes care of Victor when he has his breakdown. He is a benevolent friend and stays with Frankenstein. pg 55
  • 5

    Frankenstein character development

  • 6

    Victor returns to his home town, Geneva

    Victor missed his family and friends is happy to be back. However, its winter(symbolic of death and sterility), and he find out that his little brother William died.
  • 6

    Victor finds solace in nature

    Victor speaks of nature very highly and he experiences a significant amount of tranquility through his experiences with nature. This is ironic because he tampered with Mother Nature. pg 62
  • 7

    Victor knows the truth of William's death

    Elizabeth tells Victor that everyone is blaming Justine for the murder. Victor and Elizabeth both don't believe that Justine is guilty. Victor knows that his creature killed William.
  • 7

    Everyone is devastated by William's murder

    There is a plethora of negative words such as " evil", "darkened", and "cold". This furthers the devastating tone of this chapter.pg 70
  • 8

    Justine is executed

    Justine is falsely condemned and killed for something she didn't do. This is another negative outcome of Victor's overpowering ambition.pg 78
  • 8

    Victor feels responsible for the death of both William and Justine

    Victor is finally taking responsibility for the actions of his monster. The guilt is overwhelming him. pg 80
  • 9

    Victor contemplates suicide

    The guilt that Victor faces consumes him and he craves "deathlike solitude." pg 86 He still feels responsible for the monster has done, but he isn't doing anything from stopping it from killing more people.
  • 9

    Victor and his family go to Belrive

    pg 90 Victor and his family are still overcome by devastation from William's death. They travel to Belrive and Victor finds limited tranquility in nature.
  • 10

    Victor follows the monster into the mountains

    Victor is frightened by his monster, but he is overcome by curiosity. Frankenstein follows the monster because he desires to know if he was the one who killed his little brother. pg 97
  • 10

    Victor sees his creature

    pg94 Victor sees his creature and he perceives him in utter disgust and disdain. He can;t stand the sight of his creature and he desires only one thing from him.
  • 11

    The creature meets the family

    pg 104 The monster becomes obsessed with the family in the cottage. He begins to understand how families function, he learns kindness and love.
  • 11

    The creature begins his story

    pg 98 The creature begins to tell Frankenstein of what has happened to him during the life that he was unnaturally given. We read about how he lived in the woods, was rejected by village people, and how he ended up in the hob.
  • 12

    The monster expresses emotion to Victor

    We learn that the creature is capable of human like feelings and emotions. Although this is not too much of a shock because the monster is very intelligent. pg 116
  • 12

    The monster tells Victor his journey

    pg 107 The monster tells Victor how he had to learn simple things on his own since he lacked a parent. He tells us that he had to learn emotions, words for certain things, and even how people had names of their own.
  • 13

    The creature learns how to speak

    pg 113 While Safie is learning how to speak and write English, the monster learns how to read and write as well. Not only does he successfully learn, he becomes more advanced than Safie.
  • 13

    Safie arrives

    pg 111 Safie is introduced. We learn that Felix and Safie fell in love, but they were split apart. They begin to teach her how to read and write.
  • 14

    The monster tells of the family's backstory

    We learn about the mess between the De Lacey's family and Safie's family. We also learn that the family was once very rich, but they were exiled from their native country.
  • 14

    We learn more about the De Lacey children

    pg 116 The creature learns that Felix was bred in the service of his country, and that Agatha was ranked with the ladies of the highest distinction.
  • 14

    Frankenstein character development

    Throughout these chapters, Victor is still overcome by curiosity and ambition. He also still attempts to find tranquility in nature which means that the irony of nature is still there. He is more overtaken by guilt and emotion in these chapters since he feels responsible for Justine and William's deaths. He cries several times which mark turning points for the novel. When he cries, it shows us that he does experience emotion and that he does feel somewhat sorry for what his ambition did.
  • 15

    The monster learned to appreciate and admire the virtues of mankind

    Through watching the family, the creature begins to admire the social life that they have. He began to desire to become an "actor in their busy scene." He understands both evil and benevolence of humankind. pg 88
  • 15

    The monster reads three novels

    pg 89 The monster reads three very difficult books and through them he is taught a lot about mankind. He reads Sorrows of Werter, Plutarch's Lives, and Paradise Lost.
  • 16

    The monster is upset after the encounter he had with his family

    pg 94 The monster conronted the blind old man and the father treated him with kindness. When Felix, Agatha, and Safie returned, they had horrible reactions to the creature. The monster is deeply offended and becomes suicidal.
  • 16

    The monster turns on humankind

    pg 95 After the family offended the monster for the second time and after he was shot at for saving a girl's life, The creature decides to become evil. He throws away all of the kindness he once possessed and he admits to killing William.
  • 17

    The monster asks Victor to create him a companion

    pg 59 The monster demands that Victor makes someone who is just like him. He desires one thing- companionship. Victor reluctantly agrees because the monster promises him that his wife and himself would move to South America.
  • 17

    Plethora of nature references

    pg 100 After Victor agrees to make the monster, Shelley uses many descriptions of nature. We see the most references to nature before and after a monster is created. This furthers the irony that is prevalent throughout the novel.
  • 18

    Victor's dad speaks of marriage

    pg 103 Victor's father wants Victor to marry Elizabeth very soon because he can see how much William's death is affecting them. He also sees that Victor is back to his normal state and he believes that Victor is ready for marriage. Little does he know, but Victor is getting ready to make another monster.
  • 18

    Clerval is Victor's companion to England.

    pg 105 Clerval and Victor get ready to depart to where Victor will create his second monster. They make many stops along the way and Clerval's character develops. We see that he is extremely benevolent and optimistic towards the future.
  • 19

    Victor feels like a slave to his monster

    pg 109 A common reference in the novel is Victor's feelings of slavery towards his monster. He feels as though he has no other choice except to do what the monster wants him to do.
  • 19

    Victor gets caught up in his ambition once again

    Pg 110 While Victor is creating the second monster he goes months without speaking to his family. He becomes consumed by his goals once again.
  • 20

    He has more control over his ambition

    pg 114 Instead of letting his ambition control him for the second time around, Victor begins to contemplate his actions. He does what he never did before, such as thinking about the effects of his actions. He doesn't create the second monster.
  • 20

    Victor is accused of murder

    pg117 After he falls asleep in a river, villagers accuse him of the death of a man. We later find out that Clerval is the one who died.
  • 20

    Victor character development

    In these chapters, Victor is a very dark and devastated character, He is succumbed by his ambition once again. On the other hand, we see immense growth in him since he contemplates his actions. We also see his friendship with Clerval grow. The relationship that him and i=his father have is somewhat rocky. victor has not come clean to anyone, and his father gave him the perfect chance when he spoke to Victor about marriage.
  • 21

    Victor finds out that Henry died

    "How can I describe my sensations on beholding it? I feel yet parched with horror, nor can I reflect on that terrible moment without shuddering and agony." page 119
  • 22

    Elizabeth expresses her feelings to Victor

    page 126 "I could not help but supposing that you might regret our connection and believe yourself bound in honour to fulfil the wishes of your parents, although they opposed themseleves to your inclinations. But this is false reasoning. I confess to you, my friend, that I love you and that in my airy dreams of futurity you have bbeen my constant friend and companion."
  • 23

    The monster killed Elizabeth on their wedding night

    page 131 "A grin was on the face of the monster, he seemed to jeer, as with his fiendish finger he pointed towards the corpse of my wife."
  • 24

    Victor is overcome by the idea of revenge against his monster

    page 135 "It rang on my ears long and heavily; the mountains re-echoed it, and I felt as if all hell surrounded me with mockery and laughter. Surely in that moment I should have been possessed by frenzy and have destroyed my miserable existence but that my vow was heard and that I was reserved for vengeance."
  • 25

    Letters- The monster exemplifies emotion

    page 146 "While my heart was poisoned with remorse...After the murder of Clerval returned to Switzerland, heart broken and overcome. I pitied Frankenstein. I abhorred myself."
  • 25

    Character development

    During these chapters, Victor is overcome by ambition yet again. This time it is different because his ambition is not to leave a name for himself, but it is to get revenge. Both times he was taken over by ambition were due to selfish reasons, but this time he also wanted to get revenge for the people who he caused to die. Even though Victor is dying due to exhaustion and ambition, he still advises Robert to continue on his mission which is very ironic.
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