Frankenstein-Reading diary Chapter 1: The literary me (Frankenstein) starts to tell us some facts about his family, birth and childhood. He also talks about his Father Alphonso, who was a respected man and his Mother Caroline. The Father of Caroline, Beauford was a friend of Alphonso. When He died, Alphonso became Caroline's protector, they married and gave birth to Victor. The family travelled around, and they visited poorer families. One day they met a family and Caroline became aware of their little blonde girl. They got along with each other, so they talked about their story. Caroline wanted to give Elizabeth (the little girl) a chance for improving her life, because her family (daughter of a nobleman and a German female) could barely afford to feed her, so they adopted her, and their son became her "protector" and took care of her. Chapter 2: Victor talks about his close friends and Elizabeth. He emphasizes the harmony and good vibes when he is surrounded by his close friends and family. He tells us that he is very interests in the nature/science and its power. He is a sucker for knowledge and takes the risks. There was a big thunderstorm. The lightening's and the electricity were destroyed and a tree near to their house. A man of great...
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research of natural philosophy was there and explained the laws and theories of electricity. After hearing this, he felt like his ideas of alchemist were destructed. Chapter 3: Victor wants to gain more knowledge and moves to Ingolstadt because of university. Elizabeth got a scale fever. After she became healthy, Caroline got infected and died. Her last wish is that Elizabeth should marry her son. He met his professor and the professor said that he had wasted his time with the alchemist he studied. He recommended some books to Victor and now he hast to develop his knowledge with useful books. Chapter 4: Victor studies without any breaks. He is so fascinated and begins to study anatomy. He overdid it a bit and forgot his family and close friends in Geneva. He studied for plenty years now in Germany and made a good progress. Victor made some discoveries and had the idea of creating a human being. He became kind of obsessed while studying and just focused on creating a human being. Victor ignored everything and anyone else. Chapter5: He finished his creation. He wanted to go to sleep but his creation tuned out as a horror creation to him. He had nightmares about his mom and Elizabeth. He tried to flee, went out and was scared to go back home. His friend Clerval visited him and recognized that Victor looks very ill. He took care of him and made him healthy again. In this Chapter, Victor had mood swings. He received a letter from Elizabeth Chapter6: Henry still nurses Victor. Elizabeth's letter says that Justine Moritz, returned home. She was a girl who lived with at the Frankenstein's back then. She learned a lot and was very kind and grateful. Elizabeth's letter was the reason why Victor thought about his family again and he wanted to write them a letter. He introduced Henry, his "nurse" to the profs. His pain level got worse unfortunately. At the end he wanted to return to his family. Victor and Henry took a walk through the country (a ramble/walk for pleasure) and everything seemed quite good and his state of mind developed rather positive than negative. Chapter 7: Victor found a letter from his dad on his way back to the University. His dad wrote that Victors brother William was murdered. Victor instantly went back to Geneva with a melancholic mood. When he arrived, it was already night and the environs were already shut. He spent the night at Secheron. He had seen the spot where Willian was murdered. He thought that his creation was the reason for Williams death, but a servant found a picture of Caroline in Justine's pocket which William owned at least (responsible for his death). Victor didn't want so to say anything because he was scared that they would misunderstand him, even though he has evidence. Chapter8: The trial against Justine began. She admitted her innocence, but she still got convicted for the crime, they wanted to hang her up. They visit her in prison and found out that she had given a confession which was not true. She was not afraid of her death. Victor felt guilty because in his view he was the reason for two deaths in his family now. Chapter 9: It was a tragic time. Victor became melancholic and depressed. He wanted to commit suicide but thought of his Elizabeth and his dad. His dad hoped to cheer him up a bit by organizing a little trip to Belrive. Victor went to the valley alone and the nature on his way cheered him up a bit, but this just lasted for a short moment. Chapter 10: Victor still feels very bad. He travels to the summit of montanvert, fulfilled with hopes that the nature will cheer him up a little bit. When he arrived, he felt a bit better, but this feeling doesn't last that long. When he went to the other side of the glacier, he saw a monster which raced very fast in his direction. He could detect the monster after a few seconds. He threatens the monster with attacking him, but Victor became weak and the monster could convince him to go with him in his cave. Suddenly the monster started to tell his story. Chapter 11: Victors creation talks about his confusion when he became alive. He talked about his try to flee out of Victors old house and how confusing it was to understand the earth. He explored the fire and its advantages and learned how and when tom use it. The monster also explained that he tried to get food, and, on his way, he saw some huts, but all humans were afraid and fled when they saw him. So, he decided to stay away from humas to not disturb them. One time he saw a hat and the hat had a crack. He saw that there lived a young man, a woman and an old lady. Victor listened to him and was not afraid anymore. Chapter 12: The monster still talks about his experience. The people were unhappy, and the monster was the reason because he stole their food. He felt very bad and collected wood for them. He notices that the humans can communicate and tries to learn what they are saying. He learned their names secretly (Felix,Aghata). The monster sees himself in a water reflection and isolates himself in his hovel. He becomes nicer and nicer. Chapter 13: The family still seems unhappy to him. The monster keeps going on and learns a lot. He can read, write and learns about the world. He also recognizes another roommate of them who is called Safie. She doesn't speak their language but radiates positive energy. He realizes that he is alone and now he is caught in his loneliness. Thanks to the family which he observed he learns a lot about society and duties Chapter 14: He gives us new information about the family. The old successful from man from Paris is called De Lacey and Felis and Aghate are his kids. Safies dad was from Turkey but he was accused for a crime and was executed. Felix visited and helped him in Prison and fell in love with Safie. Safie told her story to Felix. Safies mom was slaved bevor the marriage, Safie wanted to marry an European man to escape. When Felix conspiracy was found, he and his family got banned out of Paris and were deprived. So, from now on they have to live in this small hut. Safie was forced to go to Constantinople but she could escape because she had money and had the knowledge of Felix residence. Chapter 15: The monster is looking for food and while he searches he finds a back, filled with clothes and some books. He reads the book Paradise lost and recognizes similarities between his current situation and the Story of the book. He is riffling the bag and sees Victors diary. He reads it and learns how and why he came alive and besides that he realizes the disgust his creator regarded him. The monster slowly wants to make friends and starts with De Lacey because he hopes that he doesn't have any prejudices and fears when he sees the monster. He wants to prove to the humans, that he is very kind. The family took a walk, but De Lacey stayed at home. The monster wanted to start a conversation with him but suddenly the other people came back, and Felix drives the Monster away. Chapter 16: This made him angry and now he wants to revenge to the humans. He went to Geneva and saw a little girl, who got into a water stream. He wanted to help her and got her out of the water. The man who was accompanying her want been see all the time, so the monster just wanted to rescue the girl and suddenly the man shot the monster because he sees the rescue as an attacking. As he nears Geneva, he saw William and as the boy mentions that he is the son of Frankenstein, he strangled the boy with his hands. as a revenge. He took the picture of Caroline which the boy had with him and took it into the bags of Justines dress, who was sleeping. This is the reason why Justine had to die. After explaining the story, he asks Victor to create another "Monster", so the current monster doesn't have to be alone all the time and have a mate. Chapter 17: Victor is skeptical. The monster could convince Victor, because he explains that all of the bad things which happened in the past are the results of loneliness. Another argument is that he and his female mate would travel to South America to be far away from humans, so they never cause a stir again. Victor agrees and the monster says that he will monitor the process and that Victor doesn't need to worry when it gets to the point of contact the Monster, when the work is done. Chapter 18: Victor is still skeptical and doesn't feel good about the idea of creating another one. His dad realizes that Victors mood is badly. Victor knows that he has to travel to England to get some information for this project. Victor sees it as an obligation against the monster to create female mate for him. Because he still feels horrible that he is the fault for two deaths. The marriage of Victor and Elizabeth is imminent and knows that this makes him happy. To cheer Victor up his dad decides to celebrate the wedding immediately. Victor wants to travel to England at first and finish his work before the marriage and his dad agrees. Chapter 19 Henry accompanies Victor to England and Scotland. Victor gets inpatient and says that Henry should stay at a friend's house of Victor. Henry agrees. Victor travels through Scotland alone now to finish his project on an Island at Orkneys for the monster. Victor built up a labor really quick and starts to work for hours but he isn't happy with his work because this time the creation doesn't satisfied his expectations. Chapter 20: While creating another monster, Victor ask himself what could happen if the monster break his promise and what if they get kids... He looks out of the window and sees the disgusting monster smiling at him. He destroys his work and the monster got very mad. The Monster curses and says that he wants to revenge again. His idea of revenge is that he will be with Victor in his wedding night. Henry and Victor are sailing back home after collecting all their stuff. They throw the creation in the water to rest. When he woke up, he realizes that the wind isn't strong enough, so he is prepared to die overboard. The circumstances changed and they arrive at a coat near to their city. When they get out, many people are waiting there to let him know that he is under suspicion for a murder, which happened this night. Chapter21: The people are bringing him to Mr.Kirwin, who is the judge of the city. The witnesses are saying that they saw Victor on a boat, throwing the corpse overboard and that they found the corpse at the beach. The judge asks Victor to take a look at the corpse and wants to draw a conclusion, based on Victors reaction. Victor realizes that the Corpse is henry, who has black stains of the monster. Victor gets cramps and collapses. He gets sick for two months. Mr. Kirwin visits Voctor in person and has another visitor for him. He is afraid that it could be the monster to make it worse, but it's his dad who supports him. This makes Victor very happy. He is set free now, thanks to the evidence of Alphonse. They travel to Geneva now Chapter22: On their way back home, Victor receives a letter from Elizabeth who is questioning Victors love. Victor says that she is the source for his happiness. Victor gets mad because he thinks that this is the fault of the monster and now, he wants to stop the negative happenings and wants to defend him indeed. Now they are home and organize the wedding. Elizabeth still worries and Victor gets nervous. Victor says that he has an secret which he tells Elizabeth after the marriage. It's the marriage day now and he and Elizbeth are driving to a small house to spend the night together. Chapter23: They are at the house now. The monster is still in Victors head and he says to Elizabeth that she should withdraw, so he can search for the monster. He hears a scream and realizes that the monster murdered Elizabeth instead of him. Victor gets home alone and explains the Situation. Alphonso is shocked and dies a few days later. Victor tries to convince the Judge that he is not the murderer and that a supernatural monster caused the death, but he doesn't believe Victor. Victor wants to find and destroy the monster for the rest of his life. Chapter 24: After the whole family is destroyed, Victor wants to keep going on with his search, leave the memories behind and is looking for him. The monster has some sight clues and messages for him. Victor continues at the cold north side and meets Walton there. He tells his story to Walton and asks him, if Walton will go on with Victors search if Victor dies.