frankenstein, 13-03-28

  1. Make a list of the different phrases we have come across so far in the novel that Victor Frankenstein uses to describe his creation.
  2. Write a paragraph that explores any common theme to the phrases you discovered above.
  3. Comment on your reaction to the opinion Victor Frankenstein has formed of his “monster” so far in the novel.

“His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun-white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion and straight black lips”

looks of the monster

“I was undisturbed by thoughts which during the preceding year had pressed upon me, notwithstanding my endeavours to throw them off, with an invincible burden.”

throwing off, undisturbed
not even worried about the monster he created

more chill, calm and seems more positive as he talks about nature being a happy thing now instead of the bad thing


“the print of the murderer’s finger was on his neck”

monster murded william

The theme of the texts i have selected is quite harsh. It has the sense of inhumanity and death, which is true as the monster is not humane and made of dead body parts.

Victor Frankenstein started loving his creation, however, now he thinks it is horrendous and needs to be gone. So he ignores the fact that it even exists. I think he should be a bit more careful, as if the creation can murder one person then it can murder another as well.



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