full title · Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus
author · Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
type of work · Novel
genre · Gothic science fiction
language · English
time and place written · Switzerland, 1816, and London, 1816–1817
date of first publication · January 1, 1818
publisher · Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones
narrator · The primary narrator is Robert Walton, who, in his letters, quotes Victor Frankenstein’s first-person narrative at length; Victor, in turn, quotes the monster’s first-person narrative; in addition, the lesser characters Elizabeth Lavenza and Alphonse Frankenstein narrate parts of the story through their letters to Victor.
climax · The murder of Elizabeth Lavenza on the night of her wedding to Victor Frankenstein in Chapter 23
protagonist · Victor Frankenstein
antagonist · Frankenstein’s monster
setting (time) · Eighteenth century
setting (place) · Geneva; the Swiss Alps; Ingolstadt; England and Scotland; the northern ice
point of view · The point of view shifts with the narration, from Robert Walton to Victor Frankenstein to Frankenstein’s monster, then back to Walton, with a few digressions in the form of letters from Elizabeth Lavenza and Alphonse Frankenstein.
falling action · After the murder of Elizabeth Lavenza, when Victor Frankenstein chases the monster to the northern ice, is rescued by Robert Walton, narrates his story, and dies
tense · Past
foreshadowing · Ubiquitous—throughout his narrative, Victor uses words such as “fate” and “omen” to hint at the tragedy that has befallen him; additionally, he occasionally pauses in his recounting to collect himself in the face of frightening memories.
tone · Gothic, Romantic, emotional, tragic, fatalistic
themes · Dangerous knowledge; sublime nature; texts; secrecy; monstrosity
motifs · Passive women; abortion
symbols · Fire and light
The book doesn't specify if the monster was created by one man or several or how he was brought to life. I think we can safely guess that the monster was brought to life using electricity because it has such an influence on Victor. SPOILER ALERT. I would also say that is safe to say that the monster was probably created using more than one man because later on Victor tears apart/destroys the monster's companion before he completes her creation. These are just my thoughts and if anyone has anything else they would like to add please comment
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When you say the the Monster was created by more than one man, do you mean that Victor was assisted by other people; or that the contents of the Monsters body were the product of more than one person?
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The contents of the body were made from different pieces in the graveyard.
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