Text of Frankenstein – The Modern Prometheus Chapters 1 - 5
Frankenstein The Modern Prometheus Chapters 1 - 5
Characters The man pulled onto the boat Who is he? What about
his family life? Who is Elizabeth? Who and what is important to
School Cornelius Agrippa Plan of study
Distractions from plan of study Back home At School
The Creature Process Victors expectations Victors
What does it do? Now what?
Chapters 6 - 10 Who is Henry? Why do you think Shelley
introduced this character? What is his purpose?
Elements of Romantic Literature Nature-inspired writing
Enlightenment by emotion Others?
William What happened to him? Who is to blame? How is that
Justine Why does she confess?
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
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
Prometheus What does he say? How important are his style and
word choice? Where do Victor and the creature go?
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
The transformation of the creature BEFORE Large Strong Wild
Mysterious Ugly NOW Large Strong Intellectual Sensitive Even more
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
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
Chapters 17 - 21 What does the creature want? Why does he feel
this is his right?
Affect of Nature on Victor and son The Alps according to Victor
The Alps according to Prometheus
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
Characterization of Women From passive to powerful How? Earlier
womenShe Creature Mother Elizabeth Justine To Victor To
and he comes to his senses Fear sets in What can he actually
so then Victor get a letter from Henry who is ready to leave.
What does he do with the remains of the she-creature?
Wind What symbolic meaning does the wind have? When he finally
lands, what does Victor realize?