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Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus Chapters 1 - 5

Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus Chapters 1 - 5

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  • Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus Chapters 1 - 5
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  • Characters The man pulled onto the boat Who is he? What about his family life? Who is Elizabeth? Who and what is important to him?
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  • School Cornelius Agrippa Plan of study
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  • Distractions from plan of study Back home At School
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  • The Creature Process Victors expectations Victors reactions
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  • What does it do? Now what?
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  • Chapters 6 - 10 Who is Henry? Why do you think Shelley introduced this character? What is his purpose?
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  • Elements of Romantic Literature Nature-inspired writing Enlightenment by emotion Others?
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  • William What happened to him? Who is to blame? How is that conclusion drawn?
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  • Justine Why does she confess?
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  • Victors state of mind Extreme guilt He thinks his creation is responsible for the death of two family members Suicidal Depressed Months of sickness No social life, ignores his family back in Geneva His mental state leads to his physical ailments Loss His mother William Justine
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  • The power of nature Nature is often portrayed as omnipresent and capable of altering human perception and perspective. Just as nature can make him joyful, however, so can it remind him of his guilt, shame, and regret: The rain depressed me; my old feelings recurred, and I was miserable. sparknotes.com
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  • Prometheus What does he say? How important are his style and word choice? Where do Victor and the creature go?
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  • Victor and the monster Both connected to nature Victor emotionally Monster physically at home in nature concealing aspect no fear reactions but oddly unnatural in its appearance
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  • The transformation of the creature BEFORE Large Strong Wild Mysterious Ugly NOW Large Strong Intellectual Sensitive Even more scary
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  • Abandonment issues The monster clearly understands his existence and abandonment by his creator, and he wants revenge. The creature takes on more human characteristics and becomes more like Victor.
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  • Creativity Project Part 1 Analyze the personalities of Victor Frankenstein and the creature. Some of this was done via the completion of the packet. Choose a characteristic that they share with each other. Artistically represent that characteristic, and choose at least two quotes from each character that show this side of them.
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  • Chapters 17 - 21 What does the creature want? Why does he feel this is his right?
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  • Affect of Nature on Victor and son The Alps according to Victor The Alps according to Prometheus
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  • Victor is at it again Envelops himself in the creation of a mate for his creature. Puts off his marriage to Elizabeth - the only happiness in his life Travels to England to complete his second creation
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  • Characterization of Women From passive to powerful How? Earlier womenShe Creature Mother Elizabeth Justine To Victor To Prometheus
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  • and he comes to his senses Fear sets in What can he actually control?
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  • so then Victor get a letter from Henry who is ready to leave. What does he do with the remains of the she-creature?
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  • Wind What symbolic meaning does the wind have? When he finally lands, what does Victor realize?