Frankenstein Chapters 1-5. Vocabulary Chapters 1-5 October 26, 2010. oblivion -the state of being forgotten rankling -irritating penury - extreme poverty caprice -whim cursory -hastily done prognosticated - predicted countenance -face indefatigable - tireless
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oblivion-the state of being forgotten
penury- extreme poverty
physiognomy- facial features with regard to revealing character
obliterated- destroying completely
1. Who is telling this part of the story?
2. How did Elizabeth come to live with the Frankensteins?
3. Who is Frankenstein’s closest friend?
4. What was one of the themes of the writers who influenced Frankenstein?
5. What natural phenomena influenced Frankenstein?
7. What goal did Frankenstein decide to pursue?
8. How did Frankenstein feel when his experiment succeeded, and the creature came to life?
9. What happened to Frankenstein the day after he completed his creation?
10. Who took care of Frankenstein during his illness?
Victor Frankenstein told his story to Robert Walton.
Elizabeth is the daughter of Alphonse Frankenstein’s sister. When Alphonse’s sister passed away, Elizabeth comes to live with the Frankensteins.
It was Henry Clerval.
The authors he liked wrote about raising ghosts or devils. He tried to mimic them.
He watched a tree being hit by lightning during a storm. He became interested in the theories of electricity and galvanism.
His mother died and he went to the university at Ingolstadt to study.
He wanted to try to renew life in a corpse, to “bestow animation upon lifeless matter.”
He was horrified and disgusted.
He became ill with a fever and delirium for several months.
Henry Clerval did.