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Title: Frankenstein


1
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelleys

Chapters 21-24 Final Letters
2
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelleys

Chapters 17-20
Chapter Summaries
3
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelleys

Chapters 17-20
Victor as a Mad Scientist
Archetype Mad Scientist
Works with fictional technology
Plays God
Actions are objectionable/Questionable
Becomes a Victim
Victors Actions as a Mad Scientist



  • How does Victor change throughout the novel?
  • Emotionally
  • His Goals/Beliefs/Ambitions
  • What he gained vs. what he lost

4
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelleys

Chapters 17-20
The Creatures End
The final description of the Creature has him
apologizing and asking for forgiveness while
hovering over Victors body. What does it avail
that I now ask thee to pardon me? I, who
irretrievably destroyed thee by destroying all
thou lovedst. Alas! He is cold, he cannot answer
me
The Creature also mentions (to Walton) about his
suffering measuring Victors sufferinganother
parallel between the two characters -Ag0ny and
Remorse -Did not take joy in killing -Susceptible
to love and sympathy -Felt pity and sorrow for
Frankenstein -Realized he was the slave and
Victor, the master -Creature vows to die to no
longer feel agonies
5
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelleys

Chapters 17-20
Revisiting Themes
Describe the development of the following themes
within the novel
What other themes might there be?
6
Frankenstein
  • Mary Shelleys

Chapters 17-20
Final Thoughts
Why is the novel still studied?
What are your impressions about the characters,
the plot, the conflicts and the themes?
Any other final comments?
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