What do Victor and the monster have in common in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein?
Both are in an obsessive pursuit to destroy the other.
Both are driven to gain types of recognition — Frankenstein wants fame, and the monster wants affection.
Both end up alone and miserable.
Compare Walton's and Frankenstein's stories
How are they alike?
Both are seeking to make new discoveries: Victor with science and Walton with exploration.
Both are seeking fame by pushing the limits: Victor with science and Walton with exploration.
How are they different?
In the end, Walton chooses to stop before his endeavor destroys him, but Frankenstein does not.
Why is Frankenstein afraid to leave Geneva?
He fears the monster will kill his father and Elizabeth.
Why is Frankenstein afraid to leave Clerval?
He fears the monster will attack Clerval and kill him.
Why is Frankenstein afraid to walk alone in Scotland?
He fears the monster will meet up with him to kill him.
How does Victor Frankenstein's story parallel the story of Prometheus and Pandora?
Victor creates life in the monster, just as Prometheus and Athena created life in humans.
Victor and Pandora both indulged their curiosity, which led to their downfall.
Both Victor and Prometheus were punished for their bold, godlike actions.
Unexpected events in Frankenstein
On Frankenstein's wedding night...
the monster kills Elizabeth instead of Frankenstein.
After Frankenstein passes away...
Walton finds the monster weeping over Frankenstein's body.
When Frankenstein lands ashore after dumping the body of the female monster...
he is accused of Henry Clerval's murder.
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