Frankenstein Study Guide Essay

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FRANKENSTEIN Study Guide Homework: Please write your answers on separate paper. Letters 1-4 1. Who is writing Letter 1 (and all the letters)? Robert Walton 2. To whom is he writing? What is their relationship? Mrs. Saville, his sister 3. Where is Robert Walton when he writes Letter 1? Why is he there? What are his plans? St. Petersburg, Russia. He is hiring a crew for his ship. He intends to sail to the North Pole and discover magnetism. 4. What does Robert Walton tell us about himself? He is passionately committed to discovery and adventure. He wishes he had a friend with the same sensibilities and he says he is self-taught. 5. Where is Walton now? What do you think of Walton's question "What can stop the…show more content…
Alchemy and the search for the fountain of youth. Modern scientists know these pursuits are foolish. 18. What happens when Victor sees an oak tree destroyed by lightning and hears an explanation? What does Victor then begin to study? Victor decides to study electricity and galvanism – the process of using electricity to reanimate dead creatures. 19. Who or what does he credit for this change in direction? Who or what does he blame for his "utter and terrible destruction”? He credits Krempe for encouraging him to study this field and he blames Waldman, his chemistry professor, for his destruction. 20. What happens to Elizabeth and to Victor's mother as a result of Elizabeth's scarlet fever? How does this compare with the mother's early history? Caroline catches scarlet fever and dies after nursing Elizabeth back to health. Caroline’s father dies in similar circumstances. Victor experienced the same with Walton. 21. Why does Victor's father send him to the University of Ingolstadt? How old is Victor then? (Ingolstadt is in southern Germany, in Bavaria, on the Danube, 43 miles north of Munich. The university founded there in 1472 moved to Landshut in 1802 and to Munich in 1826.) Victor’s father believes Victor should study in another country. Victor is 17. 22. What does Victor learn from M. Krempe? How does Victor respond to him, and on what grounds? Is this a good basis for making such a
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