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Frankenstein By Mary W. Shelley

Olivia, Dominique, Jesse, Matt


Themes
Isolationism.
Family
Obession of Work


Timeline

Blog Posting 1
#1
In Frankenstein I think that one of the themes is family. So far in the first three chapters Victor talks alot about his family and it make me think about why he is talking about his family so much. Is he close to them? Did something happen to them? In the first chapter he talks alot about his mother and father. He talks about how they met and how Elizabeth came to be part if his family. In the Third chapter Victor talks about when Elizabeth caught scarlet fever and his mom wanted to take care of her but the family didn't want to let him because they knew she would get sick and she gets sick anyway and she dies. This made me think about if my Stepmom died from taking care of me. I think that family will play a big role in Frankenstien later on. ~ Jesse

Isoltionism
After reading up to the fith chapter a clear theme of allenation arrises. Dr. Frankenstein was by himself when he was saved in the artic. He was amazed at the sailors generosity and care. This amazment would also characterize his perseverence to reach his goal. The begging chapters are a brief introduction to his life and talk of his childhood and his family. A more important subject of his education follows these chapters. During college Frankenstein gradually pulls completely away from the other students, concentrating his thoughts on electricity and the idea of creating life. This obssession alienates him from the others in a secret work area near his home. The theme continues to become more important when the moster is brought to life, terrifying Frankenstein leaving him sleepless nights and thoughts that nearly drive him to insanity. He is completly relieved to find his friend Henery but will not tell him what has happened. Frankenstein's secret life is catching up to him and is alienating from his friends and the rest of the world of science. ~ Matt

Obsession of Work
Up to this point, I have only read up to chapter 5. The theme seems to be that " when people are too obsessed with their work, they forget about everything else." Victor became obsessed with science by the time he was in college. He decides that he wants to create "life", so he starts his project of building his monster. He became consumed with this, and this only. It seems that he is isolating himself from all of his friends and family. It's not that he wants to, he's just so obsessed with his projects that he can't stop, and it is taking him a really long time to complete it. "Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves-sights which before always yielded me supreme delight-so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation." Dr. Frankenstein realizes how obsessive he is being and he also states that,"I appeared rather like one doomed to slavery...than an artist occupied by his favorite employment." His profession is cutting him off from the outside world, and even though he is supposed to be doing what he is passionate about, it's having a negative affect on him. -Dominique

Family
I have noticed a few things while reading Frankenstein. One of them had alot to do with creating life and science. Victor gets so engrossed with creating this new life that he lets go of his life and his family.I found this interesting because throughout the book it seems like Victor and his family are very close. I noticed that the reason why Victor became so interested in his work was because he had followed the philosophies of Cornelius Agrippa and other physicians. They believed in natural philosophy which is the belief that everything within the universe is alive and connected. This explained why Victor got into making a new life. He became so obsessed with creating new life and he succeeded. When this happend, it made me wonder how far science can go. It also brought up questions about the creator. Victor is so frightened that his experiment came to life that he wants it to leave. He is terrifyed. This made me think about how far a creator or a scientist can go before they realize its too far. Victor didnt know the ablility of his knowledge, and by the way he acted,it seemed like he accidently created a new life. Frankenstein has this destructive knowledge and he has created a monster. “You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.” This was Victor talking to Walton. He suggests here that his knowledge did not benefit him, but stabbed him in the back and caused him alot of trouble. Victor, while talking to Robert Walton, also suggests that his life is ruined and he cannot fix it. I understood this more once I read how much time Victor spent away from his family to devote his life to his creation.He obviously regrets the time he missed and I could see the theme of isolation and acceptance here. Victor was isolating himself from his family, yet his family still wrote to him and wanted to see more of him. They didnt choose to be angry at Victor for almost forgetting about them. This also showed how close the family must be. The themes I can see coming throughout the book are isolation and acceptance, science and creation of life, and the creator versus his experiments.
-Olivia

Blog Posting 2

Matt R. - Period #1 - "Frankenstein Unwrapped"
My classmates posted several interesting and thought-provoking blogs over the past few weeks. It seems that students perpetually mention how Victor's family will play a large role in Frankenstein's plot. I strongly disagree with this prediction. In response with Jesse's blog, Victor's family will not affect his journey throughout this book - his "lack of" family will. When he left his hometown of Ingolstadt for schooling, Victor was very much attached to his friends and family. Before he departed, his father said to him, "I know that while you are pleased with yourself, you will think of us with affection, and we shall hear regularly from you." As Victor reached the climax of his studies and began to scheme his plans for creating a man, he gradually lost interest in anything and everything else. He ignored the sights, the sounds, and the feelings which he had once enjoyed. He also lost interest in his family. I personally believe that Victor's neglect of family is the cause for his unfortunate obsession, depression, and even his insomnia.


Matt S. period 4 circle #2 ~ In response to Dominique's thoughts I have opposing views of Frankenstein. In the begging of chapter three through four the theme that he completely obsessed seems to be valid. But, after further reading you realize that Frankenstein is not obsessed and won't tell anyone what he is doing, rather he is terrified and he dreads talking about the monster. This terror produces a theme of alienation because it leads to him secluding himself from his friends and the monster, leaving him alone. It is driving him insane and it seems like there is no hope for the future of his mental health. The idea of what the theme is seems to change from chapter to chapter to chapter. There for one must wonder what the theme will change to in the future and how will the elements of Frankenstein’s family, monster, and friends affect his future.

I do agree with Dominique's view that, " when people are too obsessed with their work, they forget about everything else." for quite some time throughout the story, but as the story goes on he actually becomes so ill that could no longer be obsessed with work. After he gets better, he does not go back to learning new and difficult concepts, but instead he learned a different concept that is not so difficult just to enjoy it instead of getting into a subject in a lot of depth. He also did not completely forget about everything else around him like back home where his family and friends live. I think that probably the only positive thing from finishing producing that creation of his was that he did not have to be obsessed anymore with his work. When his friend showed up, he also took Victor's mind off of working on his work or that living creation. He was not completely "doomed to slavery" because he has many other things revolving around him that are very important to him. When Victor found out that his younger brother died on his way home and Justine was being tried for the murder, it just made him want to come home even more and see what what was going on and why. I agree that his work is having a negative effect on him, but happy to see that he is not occupied and obsessed with it so much.
- Ted Period 6

Through reading Dominiques response to what she feels is an appropiate theme so far to the book, I can relate to the ideas she is getting. I also feel as if Dr. Franenstien is too consumed in his to relate to the outside world. He spends so much time in the solittude of his "passion", that he seperates from the simple pleasures that he once enjoyed. Dom did a great job of including the actual text from the book as well as an explanation of hgow she feels it relates to what she is trying to say. I also agree with her when she says that the doctor wanted to create "life" by creating hte monster. But expanding futher on that idea, I dont think that the doctor was aware of how this would affect him. Once he succeded in creating the monster, he was afraid of his creation becasue it was ugly. This reveals a different side of the Dr, that wasnt present beofre. I feel as if the doctor created the "monster" not only out of curiosity, but out of the love he has for his own childhood. He wanted to recreate the special bond he had with his mother by creating something that he could show that love to. I wonder how the relationship will progress when the monster and its creater come face to face again? --Tori

In response to Matt's thoughts, I agree with one of the themes of alienation. While reading, you notice alot of alienation between Frankenstein and his family and friends. His obsessions alienate him from all social life. Dominique also mentions this. There is a strong feeling of Victor pulling away from everything exept his work. Most readers get this theme from the book while reading. It is shocking that Victor's work even made him ill. I noticed that Ted said Victor's work had a negative effect on him. I agree with that as well. I thought Tori's thoughts were very interesting. She says that Frankenstein created the monster to recreate the bond Victor had with his deceased mother. I had never thought of that but it is a very interesting conclusion. I agree with Tori, but I also wonder why Frankenstein wouldnt just return home if he wanted the feeling of a special bond again.
-Olivia

This is a response for Jesse's answer and thinking. I think the same thing as Jesse. I think that Victor misses his family he wants a family like he had during his childhood.I question the same thing. What happend to his family? Where did they go? All he mentioned about them was that he was so close with them when he was younger and he just talks about his childhood with them and Elizabeth.I think Victor has gone some what mad because he lacks a family,he is terribly lonely, and just wants a family like he used to have.I think all the lonliness and excess emotional baggage he's been carrying around has really gotten to him. Thats why I think he created the monster. I also think family will definetly take a big role later on in the story. -Liz Period 6




THEME RELATED BLOGS
Isolationism
Family
How far can science go

Up to this point, I have only read up to chapter 5. The theme seems to be that " when people are too obsessed with their work, they forget about everything else." Victor became obsessed with science by the time he was in college. He decides that he wants to create "life", so he starts his project of building his monster. He became consumed with this, and this only. It seems that he is isolating himself from all of his friends and family. It's not that he wants to, he's just so obsessed with his projects that he can't stop, and it is taking him a really long time to complete it. "Winter, spring, and summer passed away during my labours; but I did not watch the blossom or the expanding leaves-sights which before always yielded me supreme delight-so deeply was I engrossed in my occupation." Dr. Frankenstein realizes how obsessive he is being and he also states that,"I appeared rather like one doomed to slavery...than an artist occupied by his favorite employment." His profession is cutting him off from the outside world, and even though he is supposed to be doing what he is passionate about, it's having a negative affect on him. -Dominique




Blog Posting 3
Reading the first few chapters of Frankenstein has led to many questions that will hopefully be answered in the future. Of my post-its two seem to stand out as important to the future of the story. My first reads, "If Frankenstien has the power to create life will he use that same power to destroy life (the monster)." This question can only be answered by the storyline, but predictions can be made. In my opinion I do not think he will. It seems Dr. Frankentstein is too afraid of the monster he has created and will always be afraid. This fear will prevent him from coming in contact with the monster, leaving it to live alone to terrify anyone else it encounters. Another post-it I recorded said," Frankenstein seems to have a very close relationship with his friend Henery, what will the do in the future together?" Like my first post-it this can only be answered by the future of the storyline, but predictions can be made. I believe Henery will be a very imporant factor in Frankenstein's and the monsters lives. He will help the monster in some way and this intern will calm the Dr. from his unbearable fears. ~ Matt p.s. sorry about the late posting, I was at the doctors from around 4 to 6, found out I have a sinus infection and strep throat, the rest of the night I was pretty much dissy and very tired.

Through reading the story, I've written a lot of notes and post-its. I think my best post its were : "Why is Victor so afriad of his creation, and what will happen to it now?" The last I read about it, the monster left Dr. Frankenstein's apartment. So I'm wondering where it went, and what will happen. Obviously, it finds Dr. Frankenstein, or he finds it. Also, why is Victor so terrified of his own creation? This question was brought up in our group discussion and an idea was that Victor is so afriad of it because he can't believe he actually created such an ugly monster and that it's actually alive now. Maybe he's afraid of what he has created? My other post it was " How will his family react to him now that they have not heard from him in a few years? What's changed with the family?" I think the family will be happy to hear from him, but I'm sure a lot has changed over the years that Victor was consumed with his work. Olivia, who has read further than I have, confirmed this prediction by telling me about how Elizabeth's son or someone dies. -Dominique

I had simliar thoughts to Dominiques responses. I was confused as to why Victor was running from his creation. How could Victor be afraid of something that he was the creator of? I would think he would start to control the creature instead of run from it.I had also written many other questions and statements on every page. Some of my best thoughts were on destructive knowledge. I noted that Victor had created this life and it has not benefited him at all. It has only caused him grief and depression. I have also had alot of thoughts on all of Victor's guilt. He cant help but think that he is the murderer of William and Justine because it was his creation that took the lives of two innocent people. After reading about the creation's murder, I wondered why he chose to do such a terrible thing. I asked myself questions like "Is this creature good or evil and why would he do this? Does he want attention from his creator? How did he know who his creator's family was or where they were?" When Victor met his creation, it said some interesting things that I noted on. He basically said that if his own creator, who owes him some type of kindess, feels this type of hatred towards him, how will the rest of society feel? There are many questions I have towards this story and Im hoping to get some answers soon!
-Olivia

One of the Post-Its that I wrote about was during chapter four. I wrote that because he is neglecting his freinds and family, something bad might happen and he wont know about it. It was on page 44. The other Post-It that I did was on page 47. I asked why he ran away from his creation when he worked so long to create it? It seemed kind of pointless. -Jesse

Response from Mr. Miller: Some very interesting thoughts here about Victor, his creation, and ultimately his responsibility for what he conceived. What responsibility does Victor have for his creation? Is he responsible for the deaths so far? Olivia mentions destructive knowledge. Is Shelley making a statement about pursuing science just for knowledge's sake? Do scientists have a greater responsibility for their work, not just to invent/create/discover for the sake of inventing/creating/discover? 2/14/07

Blog Posting 4
I think that the most prodominent themes in Frankenstein have to do with destructive knowledge and creating life. Victor has said alot that this creation has only brought him misery. He has created a monster in his eyes and it has brought him grief and depression. I have also enjoyed reading about how the creation is learning to speak and learning about the way people live. He watches this family living in a cottage and makes observations and comes up with thoughts all day. He listens to what this family says and watches thier emotions and from that learns words and feelings.~jesse

Note to students: These two postings - above and below - are identical for the first several sentences. What is the reason for that? The purpose of this project is to share and compile ideas, not copy them. Please see me about this. - Mr. Miller

I think that the most prodominent themes in Frankenstein have to do with destructive knowledge and creating life. Victor has said alot that this creation has only brought him misery. He has created a monster in his eyes and it has brought him grief and depression. I have also enjoyed reading about how the creation is learning to speak and learning about the way people live. He watches this family living in a cottage and makes observations and comes up with thoughts all day. He listens to what this family says and watches thier emotions and from that learns words and feelings. He observes thier sadness and figures out they live in poverty. He helps them out by collecting wood and food and observes thier shock and happiness. He is like a newborn learning everything for the first time. He also seems to learn about life quickly. He is very smart. I wonder how Victor feels while he is listening to his creation. He must feel amazing because he created this life that is learning everything for the first time. It must feel like having a child and watching it grow. I think more themes about life and learning and friendship are going to pop up. Maybe Victor and his creation will become friends after they hear eachothers stories. -Olivia

I believe, after reading the second section, the theme of fear of knowledge is most prominent. Many events have lead to Frankenstein’s current insanity. The simple opening of the monster's eyes was enough to terrify Frankenstein to the point of inability to speak. The murder that has been left on the life of Justine was because of his knowledge. He has created monster that was successful and is murdering people. This terrifies him and makes him fear his personal knowledge. These events say very little about people in general. The only connection that can be made is that we all have knowledge and what we do with it affects everyone including ourselves. Frankenstein's knowledge of life leads him to his success. This act was not moral but did prove many facts of life. The doctor is amazed at his work but seems as though he wishes he had never been given this knowledge. There may be many things we wish we had not learned and would still have a successful life. This fear of knowledge prevents us from gaining new knowledge but also, in a way, promotes our will lo learn “good” knowledge. ~Matt

I agree with Olivia's idea about the central theme of the book. While I was reveiwing all of our members' ideas about what the theme was, I agree with Olivia's the most. How far can science go? Is there a point where people are crossing the line? Now that Dr. Frankenstein has actually created an alive being, he's done something that's never been done before in science. The problem is, that things aren't as they are supposed to be. Victor didn't realize how unhappy he would be with the creation. Now, the monster is the accused murderer of William and Victor wants to kill it. So, I think that Victor crossed the line, and that science has gone too far, because he created life from dead body parts, and that's just not natural. So now, things are going wrong with the monster and Victor wishes he had never created it, and is guilty for the crimes it is committing. So I think this theme is prominent in the book so far. I think the main conflict in the book is man vs. self (Victor Frankenstein) . He feels guilty and confused and afraid of his own creation. When it killed William, which led to the unfair sentence and murder of Justine, Frankenstein feels this is ultimately his fault, because he created the murderer. So at this point, Victor is having personal problems. The conflict represents the theme, because now that VIctor has taken science to an extreme, he is facing the consequences of being the creator of a monster and feeling guilty and terrible about himself. -Dominique
Posting # 5
Throughout the book I have thought the theme of isolationism would be most appropriate. I still believe this is the correct theme even after entering the second half of the story. It is constantly expressed in the tone and story line. On page 120, the first paragraph displays this theme. “I traveled at night, fearful of encountering the visage of human beings. Nature decayed around me, and the sun became heatless: rain and snow pored around me..." This passage is about Frankenstein's desperate actions to isolate himself. The passage is very “dark” and sets a mood of fear and depression. His monster has completely terrified him and has destroyed his entire mental stability. He is not only afraid of the monster, but of what others think of him and how they will react if they figure out what he has done. This forces him to isolate himself from the danger of others. The theme still seems the same, even as the book progresses and it does not seem as though it will change.
~Matt S.
I think that the most prominent theme is 'when can knowledge be overwhelming, and is there a point where science goes too far?' Victor Frankenstein seems to be regretting his creation, and I think it displays how he went too far with his knowledge of science. " How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe ... straight black lips." This quote, found in the beginning of chapter 5 explains what a disaster Frankenstein's creation came out to be. Although he intended to make the creature 'beautiful', everything came out wrong. It shows the disappointment in his creation. " The different accidents of life ... filled my heart." This quote is saying that after all his hard work over the last 2 years to create life out of inanimate objects, he is now disgusted with his creation. He wasn't able to believe that he created such a horrible being. I think Victor is feeling angry, upset, and scared about his creation. He went too far with his studies of natural science and now he wishes he had never created the monster. I think this proves how science/knowledge can go too far and can bring more unhappiness than anything else. I think that as a result of Victor taking his science experiment too far, he has isolated himself. So, basically, too much knowledge and taking science too far has proved to be a bad thing in this book, as it isolates Victor, causes him to hate his creation, and even results in having his friends and family killed. - Dominique.

As I was reading Victor telling his story, I could'nt see the theme of isolation in this book at all. I concentrated more on destructive knowledge and the creation of life. Those themes are still present, but as I read the creation's story, I see more of what Matt is talking about with the theme of isolation.The creation is so afraid to even show himself to the cottagers, the people he has been around every day for a long time. He starts asking himself questions like,"Who am I? Where do I come from? What am I?" I could see how the creation must have felt being ran out of a town and now trying to fit in with a family he had been learning from for a while.He also says "Increase of knowledge only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was." Not only did this point out how isolated he felt because of his appearance, but it also helped me connect another theme.I started to connet the theme of destructive knowledge between Victor and his creation. Victor's destructive knowledge caused him to create a life that only brought him grief and death in his family. Now as the creation talks about his learning, I found that his knowledge was causing him grief as well. As he learned more about himself and the world, this destructive knowledge made him hate himself and only brought him sorrow. The quote above proves this feeling that the creation has.
-Olivia

Posting #6

I really enjoyed this book. There were alot of themes that were present such as isolation,creating life,creation vs. creator,and destructive knowledge. The most promdominent theme in my opinion was desructive knowledge. This theme caused the plot and the conflict. The theme started off with Victor creating his monster. His knowledge of the philosophy of creating life caused him to create a monster. What was thought to be an amazing experiment turned out to only cause Victor fear. He ran from his creation. This creation ended up bringing death upon Victor's loved ones and causing Victor grief and sorrow. His knowledge and his obsession with creating life caused destruction upon Victor and his family. He ends up loosing everyone he loves including Elizabeth.I didnt think that this theme would end up coming through with the creation, but it did. As the creature tells his story to Victor, he talks about how much he had learned. He gained alot of knowledge about himself and who he was and this caused him to hate himself. He started asking himself questions about where he came from and what he was and these questions came from his newly gained knowledge."..Sorrow only increased with knowledge.." The monster said this to Victor and I found this quote interesting. It applies to both of the characters. They both were handed sorrow with thier knowledge. It seemed to me that the destructive knowledge from both of them caused death upon Victor's family, and even Victor and his monster. The creation's knowledge of himself and what he looked like and how he was percieved by other humans, in my opinion, made him a murderer.The end of this book proves that destructive knowledge just causes harm and sorrow to everyone because Victor,the Monster,Elizabeth,William,Alphonse,Justine,Henry, and William end up dead.
-Olivia

I haven't finished the book yet, but I think the main theme of the book is when knowledge goes too far, results are bad. And it might not even be 'knowledge', but rather doing something like bringing a dead body back to life, is crossing the line. There are a lot of examples in the book supporting this theme. Victor is unhappy with the creation. He feels responsible for all the deaths that the monster is causing and is constantly worried about the monster and what he is going to do next. So far, William, Justina, and Henry Clerval are dead due to the monster. Frankenstein blames himself. My prediction is that the monster will kill Elizabeth next, on Frankenstein's wedding night. The outcome of this science experiment not only brought despair to Victor, but also to the creation. It wishes it was never brought back to life because it is rejected by human beings and has no companions. It will go around terrorizing Victor, until it gets what it wants, and that is another monster that will be his friend.
The only outcomes of the science experiment have been bad ones. Many innocent people die, and the theme of isolationism is also presented. As a result of being engrossed with his work and creating his monster, Victor becomes isolated. He feels there is no way to be happy anymore since the monster will always make his life miserable. Since there were no good outcomes of the experiment, I think this strongly supports the theme.
-Dominique

The book, to me, was great. It was unlike anyother book I have ever read. Not just because of the themes and settings, but because of how the book is organized. There seemed to be many themes while reading the book. The most prominent were isolationism, science going to far, family and destructive knowlegde. Up untill the last few chapters the theme of isoltionism seemede to be the best suited theme. But, after compeleting the book it clear that the theme is destructive knowldge with a hint isolationism. "I, the miserable and the abandoned, am an abortion, to be spurned at, and kicked, and trampled on." This quote shows how VIctor destructive knowlegde has lead to his own hardships. Eventually it leads to the death of pretty much every loved one and himself.


I also haven't finished the book, but I think that a major theme of the book is isolation. Victor always isolates himself whenever somthing goes wrong. The monster also isolates himself when he kills William. Also, obsession of work can go to far is a big theme because Victor obsesed over creating a monster that ends up killing innocent people includeing people that he loves. The monsetr also trys to blackmmail him into creating a monster that he can love and be friends with. I think that Victior either wont make the monster, or he will and th emonster wont keep his word.~Jesse






Group Discussion Ideas
-share ideas on how to understand the book
-stay on topic
-talk about themes,symbolism, or characters

Vocabulary Words:

Hitherto (pg.35) Until now;Until that time;Previously
Entreaties (pg.35) Pleas;Request
Malignity(pg.35) Deadliness
Imprudence(pg.35) Foolishness,Carelessness,Neglect
Prognosticated(pg.35) Predicted;Foretold
Fortitude(pg.35)Courage;Fearlessness
Chaise(pg.37) A Carriage
Palpable(pg.39) Able to be touched
Mien(pg.39) Demeanor;Appearance
Erroneously(pg.39) Mistakenly

Timeline

-Victor's Father meets his Mother, Caroline, when his Father's best friend and Caroline's father dies.
-They marry and have Victor in Naples.
-Caroline adopts Elizabeth in Italy from a poor family.
-Seven years after Victor was born, another boy was born
-They lived in a house in Geneva
-Victor meets his best friend Henry Clerval
-Victor starts to study Natural Philosophy and Cornelius Agrippa
-Victor decides to create another life
-He becomes work obessed for more than 2 years and has no contact to any friends or family
-The creation wakes up one night and Victor is terrified; he runs from his creation
-He sees his old friend Henry Clerval
-He becomes incredibly ill and Henry takes care of Victor
-When Victor is better, him and Henry return to Geneva finding out that William had been murdered
-Justine is accused and executed for the murder; She is really innocent
-Victor and family become depressed; Victor stays in the mountains and his creation finds him
-Creation starts to tell his journey from the time that Victor left him. He talks about the cottagers he lived and learned under.
-Creation asks Victor to create a woman for him to help the feeling of lonliness and isolation. IN return the creation will stay away form Victor and man forever. If Victor refuses, the creation will stay with Victor forever and keep killing.
-Victor agrees and goes to England with Clerval
-Alone, Victor begins making this new creation in a hut on a remote island
-Victor ends up destroying the new creation when he is half way done because his original creation follows Victor to the island and Victor sees him; reminding Victor how horrid his first creation was.
-Victor ends up throwing the destroyed creation in the ocean and then is stranded there. He washes up in Ireland where he is accused of a murder.
-The victim is Henry Clerval; The monster killed him. Victor becomes ill.
-Victor's father comes to get him after VIctor is ruled innocent.
-Victor returns to Geneva to marry Elizabeth.
-Elizabeth is killed by the monster on thier wedding night.
-Victor's father dies.
-Victor swares revenge on the monster and chases him around for years.
-Victor dies on Walton's boat.
-Monster finds him dead on the boat and weeps then killing himself.