Frankenstein study guide questions for students

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2. After much thought, how does the creature believe he should have done things differently? What does the creature decide to do? 3. Tell about what the creature sees the next morning, and what he decides to do as a result. 4. Explain why the creature wants to meet Victor. 5. How does the incident with the DeLacey family change the creature? 6. Summarize the creature’s encounter with the drowning girl. How does this incident further fuel the creature’s hatred for mankind and need for revenge? 7. Describe why the creature chooses to kill William. 8. Tell why the creature places the locket in Justine’s pocket. 9. Describe the demand the creature makes of Victor. Chapter Seventeen 1. Tell how Victor first responds to the creature’s demand. 2. Discuss how the creature convinces Victor to make him a mate. 3. Examine how the creature believes companionship will help his temperament. 4. Explain how the creature plans to stay abreast of Victor’s progress. 5. Compare the creature’s feelings to those of Captain Robert Walton at the beginning of the novel. 6. Recommend whether Victor should or should not create a mate for the creature. What are the advantages; what are the drawbacks? Chapter Eighteen 1. Tell why Alphonse Frankenstein thinks Victor is depressed. 2. Summarize why Victor feels that he cannot marry Elizabeth at this time. 3. Demonstrate how Victor manipulates his father so he has the time and liberty to create a female creature. 4. Analyze why Victor feels that his family will be safer if he leaves Switzerland.
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5. Generalize how the setting and scenery of his journey finally affect Victor’s mind and spirits. 6. Assess how Victor feels about Clerval’s friendship and companionship. Chapter Nineteen 1. Quote the passage(s) that tells how Victor views his life in regards to the monster and his demand. 2. While Clerval and Victor are in London, how does Clerval occupy his time? 3. Describe how Victor views the process of creating a female creature. 4. To what is Shelley alluding in Victor’s assertion: “But I am a blasted tree; the bolt has entered my soul; and I felt then that I should survive to exhibit what I shall soon cease to be—a miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others, and intolerable to myself”? What does Victor mean? 5. Detail why Victor cannot bear to hear Henry speak of Chamounix. 6. Explain why Victor sometimes fears for Henry’s life while on their journey. 7. What does Victor ask of Henry? What does Victor wish to do on his own? 8. Formulate how Victor’s selection of the Orkney Islands mirrors his feelings about the task he plans to complete there. 9. Judge Victor’s emotional state as he begins to create a female monster. Chapter Twenty 1. What are Victor’s concerns about creating another monster?
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  • Fall '12
  • GeralynWilliscroft
  • Frankenstein, Victor, Percy Bysshe Shelley, creature, Judge Victor

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