FRANKENSTIEN REPORT PAPER Frankenstein, set in Europe in the 1790's, begins with the letters of Captain Robert Walton to his sister. These letters form the framework for the story in which Walton tells his sister the story of Victor Frankenstein and his monster as Frankenstein told it to him. Walton set out to explore the North Pole. The ship got trapped in frozen water and the crew, watching around them, saw a giant man in the distance on a dogsled. Hours later they found Frankenstein and his dogsled near the ship, so they brought the sick man aboard. As he recovered, Frankenstein told Walton his story so that Walton would learn the price of pursuing glory at any cost. Frankenstein grew up in a perfectly loving and gentle Swiss family with an especially close tie to his adopted cousin, Elizabeth, and his dear friend Henry Clerval. As a young boy, Frankenstein became obsessed with studying outdated theories about what gives humans their life spark, he pursues his studies in the chemistry lab and in dissecting rooms and morgues, gathering the material for his experiment to make a creature from discarded corpses, perhaps one "like himself." Cut off from contact with all others, ignoring letters from friends and family, he exhausts himself. In college at Ingolstadt, he created his own "perfect" human from different body parts, but once it lived, the creature was scary. Frankenstein was disgusted by its ugliness, so he ran away from it. At seventeen, as he is to leave for the University at Ingolstadt, Elizabeth contracts scarlet fever. Nursed by Victor's mother, she recovers, but his mother dies. On her deathbed, she begs Elizabeth and Victor to wed. After some delay, Victor departs for Ingolstadt, where his chemistry professor so encourages him in the study of science that Victor determines to discover the secret of life, perhaps even how to create life itself. Henry Clerval came to Ingolstadt to study with Frankenstein, but ended up nursing him after his exhausting and secret efforts to create a perfect human life. While Frankenstein recovered from his illness over many months and then studied languages with Clerval at the college, the monster wandered around looking for friendship. After several harsh encounters with humans, the monster became afraid of them and spent a long time living near a cottage and observing the family who lived there. Through these observations he became educated and realized that he was very different from the humans he watched. Out of loneliness, the monster tried to approach the friendship of this family, but they were afraid of him, and this rejection made him seek vengeance against his creator. He went to Geneva and met a little boy in the woods. The monster hoped to kidnap him and keep him as a companion, but the boy was Frankenstein's younger brother, so the monster killed him to get back at his creator. Then the monster planted the necklace he removed from the child's body on a beautiful girl who was later executed for the crime. When Frankenstein learned of his brother's death, Victor finds that Justine Moritz, a kind, gentle girl who had been adopted by the Frankenstein household, has been accused he went back to Geneva to be with his family. The woods where his young brother was murdered, Frankenstein saw the monster and knew that he was William's murderer. Frankenstein was mad by his grief and guilt for creating the monster who brought so much destruction, and he went into the mountains alone to find peace. Instead of peace, Frankenstein was approached by the monster who then demanded that
“Role of Women in frankenstein”
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein keeps all of the literary standards of the gothic horror novel playing . Nightmares, murder, and the monsters are just some of the tools that positions their heads within the narrative. But there is an added thing which makes it horrifying to any unsuspecting feminist who might decide to pick up this classic, and that is the strict division of gender roles that are assigned to the novel’s characters.
The narrator, Victor Frankenstein, tells about his family background and his past in Geneva. Victor tells that his father, Alphonse Frankenstein, was the protector of his good friend’s daughter, Caroline, after her own father had died. Soon after, Alphonse and Caroline got married and had Victor two years later. On a trip to Italy, when Victor is five years old, Caroline discovers a blonde, far skinned orphan named Elizabeth and adopts her. She decides then that one day Victor…
Frankenstein and The Elephant Man
Henry is Victor’s best friend
As a teenager, Victor becomes increasingly fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world.
He witnesses the destructive power of nature when, during a raging storm, lightning destroys a tree near his house.
A modern natural philosopher accompanying the Frankenstein family explains to Victor the workings of electricity
at the age of 17 Victor leaves to university
just before victor is about to leave his mother…
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to think within this framework. Next, we will explore the Age of Darwin, who understood man as an animal. To see
how this transformed the belief that man was superior to animal, we will look at nineteenth-century novels like Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein and some of Darwin himself. Finally, we shall read novels and films that suggest that man
must cohabit this planet with other animals. Novellas like Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis and J.M. Coetzee’s The
Lives of Animals, and films like the recent…