AP Book Report On Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Frankenstein AP Book Report Frankenstein. Mary Shelley, 1816 London, England Major characters: “So much has been done, exclaimed the soul of Frankenstein—more, far more, will I achieve; treading in the steps already marked, I will pioneer a new way, explore unknown powers, and unfold to the world the deepest mysteries of creation. “ (Shelley Chapter 3) –Victor Frankenstein. Victor Frankenstein, a young Swiss boy, who is obsessed and fascinated by the works of outdated alchemists finds himself on a path to misery, death, and sell destruction. Victor attends a university in Ingolstadt and it is there where he finally discovers the secret of life and creates an intelligent loving creature that carries the burden of being shunned by the…show more content…
Walton is trying to reach the North Pole, however his ship gets stuck in the ice and finds Victor Walton, and knows that he will form a meaningful bond with him. Walton sees that he is on an intellectually higher level than the rest of his crewmembers and is delighted to find a man like Victor in the middle of the north. Walton wants his name to be forever remembered however he does not have the drive to reach his full potential. Minor Characters: Alphonse Frankenstein is Victor Frankenstein’s father; he is a man who dedicates his life to being happy and fills his life beauty. He falls in love with his best friends daughter and marries her, he provides a very serene and humble surrounding to Victor and his adoptive sister Elizabeth. Elizabeth Lavenza is a very modest and humble woman; she cares for others a great deal and is kind to everyone. She was adopted by the Frankenstein family as a young girl and was raised as one of the family. Elizabeth falls in love with Victor and by the end of the novel they get married, however, her life is cut short when the monster kills her on her wedding…show more content…
The main character’s name is Victor Frankenstein and the entire novel is based on what he has done. What he did to ruin his life, how he played god and in the end caused the killings of his loved ones, everything is centered on his decisions. Every moment that lead to his demise, that is what this novel is about. Shelley’s technique is amazing. She puts a story within a story and within that story lays another story. The first frame is Walton writing letters to his sister in England, the second frame is Victor telling Walton his story, and the third frame is the monster telling Victor his story. Shelley uses this technique to show all sides of the story, to emphasis the tragedy. Each story compares and contrasts with the other. Not only does she let the stories play off one another, she also lets the characters play off each other. For example Walton sympathizes with Victor however in a way resembles the monster, Walton is yearning for a friend “no friend…no one to participate in my joy…to sustain me in dejection.” (Shelley Letter
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