Elizabeth serves as Frankenstein’s false hope in his battle with his own creation, and her death causes Frankenstein to truly accept his reality of suffering and hopelessness. Caroline represents the ideal mother in Frankenstein’s life, and serves to give Frankenstein motivation to achieve a happy family life. Selfish Ambitious Hopeless Curious Driven Hideous Hopeless Lonesome Vengeful Intelligent Ambitious Driven Lonesome Compassionate Empathetic Angelic Kind Caring Loving Trustful Comforting Motherly Kind Loving Comforting
Alphonse William Henry Clerval Justine De Lacey Felix Alphonse is Victor’s father and is an example of kindness and selflessness. His happiness is dependent on the happiness of his children and when he passes away his death foreshadows the death of Victor. William is Victor’s youngest brother and is the first to be murdered by the monster, which causes Victor to return home to his family. Henry is Victor’s best friend and is Victor’s intellectual opposite. He is one of the only things keeping Victor from becoming a monster himself and serves and the opposite of the monster with his gentle nature and good looks. In the end he is also murdered by the monster causing Victor to fall into depression. Justine is a well-loved servant in the Frankenstein household. She is executed after she is framed by the monster for the death of William. De Lacey is the old, blind man that lives in the cottage that the Monster observes. He was robbed of his fortunes due to his kindness and exiled from his home. He is the first person to treat the Monster with kindness due to his blindness. He represents hope for humanity by sympathizing with the Monster and telling him not to despair. Felix is the son of De Lacey, who drives the Monster from his home when he finds him Alphonse was another reminder to Victor of his grave mistake in creating the monster. His death was not a consequence of the monster’s murderous hands, but instead a death that stemmed from his loved ones’ deaths, which all in turn stemmed from Victor. William symbolizes loss, violated innocence, and a turning point for the monster to turn from good to evil. Henry was Victor’s anchor to his sanity, and foiled Victor’s overambitious character. His death and Victor’s accusation of murder represented how society is quick to judge others and emphasizes Victor’s irresponsibility for abandoning his creation of a female monster that would have satisfied the monster. Justine symbolizes lost virtue and innocence and the monster’s underlying jealousy in wanting love from others. His framing of the innocent Justine displays his turning point in his vengeful hatred towards humanity. The De Lacey family serves as the monster’s attempt to find belongingness within society. He is optimistic in his perspective of humanity and shows innocence towards his harsh reality. Their completely harsh rejection of the monster serves to be the breaking point in which Kind Selfless Innocent Hateful (towards the Monster) Kind Happy Caring Well-loved Innocent Kind Harsh Judgmental
Safie Agatha talking to his father. He is a symbol of humanities hatred for difference.