Frankenstien Essay

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Frankenstein and The Elephant Man
Chapter 2
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
Chapter 3 at the age of 17 Victor leaves to university just before victor is about to leave his mother catches the scarlet fever from Elizabeth who she was nursing on her deathbed she begs Elizabeth and Victor to marry each other, still grieving Victor leaves several weeks later professor convinces Victor to focus on natural philosophy
Chapter 4 victor is very interested and ignores his social life and family far away in Geneva
Fascinated by the mystery of the creation of life, he begins to study how the human body is built (anatomy) and how it falls apart (death and decay).
After several years of tireless work, he masters all that his professors have to teach him, and he goes one step further: discovering the secret of life.
Privately, hidden away in his apartment where no one can see him work, he decides to begin the construction of an animate creature, envisioning the creation of a new race of wonderful beings. ignores his social life; family, friends, becomes very lonely
Chapter 5 after months of labor he completes his creation he brings the creature to life and its awful appearance horrifies him he rushes over to the next room having nightmares of his mothers and Elizabeth’s corps he wakes up to discover the monster looming over him smiling and he runs out of the house spending the rest of the night in the courtyard
The next morning he goes walking around the town of Ingolstadt, frantically avoiding a return to his now-haunted apartment.
Victor comes across his friend Henry Clerval, who has just arrived to begin studying at the university. delighted to see Henry as a reminder of his family after so many months of isolation he takes Henry to his apartment he is relieved to see no sign of the monster weakened by months of work and shock at the horrific being he has created, he immediately falls ill with a nervous fever that lasts several months.
Henry nurses him back to health and, when Victor has recovered, gives him a letter from Elizabeth that had arrived during his illness.

Chapter 6
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 after Victor recovers he introduces Henry to all the professors
The task is painful, however, since the sight of any chemical instrument worsens Victor’s symptoms; even speaking to his professors torments him he and Henry take a walking tour through the country, uplifting their spirits with the beauties of nature
Chapter 7
On their return to the university, Victor finds a letter from his father telling him that Victor’s youngest brother, William, has been murdered. he immediately departs for Geneva by the time he arrives to Geneva he discovers that the doors are closed he spends the night walking in the woods
As he walks near the spot where his brother’s body was found, he spies the monster lurking and becomes convinced that his creation is responsible for killing William the next day he returns home to discover that Justine is accused of the murder he proclaims Justine’s innocence but fails due to lack of evidence and does not tell about the monster because of fear of being labelled insane
Chapter 8
Justine confesses to the crime, believing that she will thereby gain salvation, but tells Elizabeth and Victor that she is innocent—and miserable.
They remain convinced of her innocence, but Justine is soon executed.
Victor becomes consumed with guilt, knowing that