Frankenstein Book Report

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Book Title: Frankenstein Author: Mary Shelley This story takes place in Europe during the 1800’s. Victor Frankenstein was sent to the University of Ingolstadt, where he studied natural philosophy and chemistry. All the settings in the story are Geneva, the Swiss Alps, Ingolstadt, England, Scotland and the northern ice The main character’s in this story are; Victor Frankenstein, The monster, Robert Walton, Alphonse Frankenstein, Elizabeth Lavenza, Henry Clerval, William Frankenstein, Justine Moritz, Caroline Beaufort, Beaufort, Peasants, M. Waldman, M. Krempe, and Mr. Kirwin. Victor Frankenstein is the hopeless protagonist and narrator of most of the story. Victor discovered the secret of life and creates an intelligent but abnormal monster. Victor keeps his creation of the monster a secret, feeling increasingly guilty and ashamed as he realizes how helpless he is to prevent the monster from ruining his life and the lives of others. The monster is an eight-foot-tall, hideously ugly creation of Victor Frankenstein. Intelligent and sensitive, the monster attempts to integrate himself into human social patterns, but all who see him avoid him. His feeling of abandonment compels him to seek revenge against his creator. Robert Walton is the Arctic seafarer whose letters open and close Frankenstein. Walton picks the bedraggled Victor Frankenstein up off the ice, helps nurse him back to health, and hears Victor’s story. He records the incredible tale in a series of letters addressed to his sister, Margaret Saville, in England. Alphonse Frankenstein is Victor’s father, and is very sympathetic toward his son. Alphonse consoles Victor in moments of pain and encourages him to remember the importance of family. Elizabeth Lavenza is an orphan, four to five years younger than Victor, whom the Frankenstein’s
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