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The Geography of Frankenstein
KEY
Robert Walton
Victor Frankenstein
Henry Clerval (only with Frankenstein)
The Creature/Monster
St. Petersburg,
Russia
This is where Walton's journey begins. He is writing to his sister Margaret (Mrs. Saville) about is up coming journey.
Archangel, Russia
This is where Walton travels to, gathers his crew from, and sets sail for his journey to find a path to North Pole. Archangel is now called Arkhangelsk.
Walton sets off in the Ocean toward the North Pole. Out here is where he meets a Stranger and where the Stranger tells his story of how he arrived there all alone and the purpose of his dangerous journey.
The Barents Sea and Arctic Ocean
Details of Walton's direction are not specifically given though the aim is the North Pole. The narration from the Stranger begins.
Geneva,
Switzerland
This is where Frankenstein grows up and lives with his family.
Henry Clerval
lives here too. It is also associated with the French Reformer, Predestinarian, John Calvin.
Belrive, Switzerland
When Frankenstein was 15, he and his family moved here for awhile. It is a suburb just outside Geneva. This is where Victor saw a tree struck by lightening that sparked more of his scientific wondering. It is also significant as the location where Victor became interested in Alchemy & Alchemists (Agrippa, Paracelsus, Albertus Magnus).
Ingolstadt, Germany
At the age of 17 Victor was supposed to leave for the University of Ingolstadt, home of the Bavarian Illuminati (Adam Weishaupt, founder)
but his journey gets shortly deferred because of his mother's death.
Here he continues his education in alchemy but develops a greater love for science and becomes very interested in natural philosophy. It is here that Victor creates his monster.
Henry
and Frankenstein meet up in Inglostadt and
Henry
nurses him back to health after he becomes sick because of realizing what he has done in creating his monster.
Secheron,
Switzerland
This is where Frankenstein arrives at night after the gates of Geneva are closed when returning home because of William's murder.
Frankenstein headed straight to his father's house the next day after arriving home. This is where he blames the monster for William's death and where Justine gets blamed, convicted, makes a false confession, and is put to death unjustly for the murder of William.
Frankenstein spends time at the house here as well as rowing on the nearby lake both during and after the trial.
Chamounix, France
Frankenstein's journey here in the Swiss Alps is supposed to be a get-away from his stress from William's and Justine's death. He travels to Alpine valley by going through the ravine of Arve and passing over the bridge of Pelisser. Mount Blanc overlooks the valley.
Here is where Victor journeys up the mountain and meets up with the "devil" for the first time since he created him.
The Monster's hut
in the mountains
This is where the monster
lives and tells his story.
This is where the monster's life begins when Frankenstein creates him.
The De Lacey Cottage
The actual location of the cottage is never given, it is described as in Germany and outside the village. It is assumed that the village is Ingolstadt.
This is where the monster hides out and watches the family, by doing this he picks up language skills such as reading and writing. He strives to make friends with the family but fails and this rejection by society makes him very mad.
The monster traveled to Geneva after the family left the cottage. The journey took him around 2 months because he really didn't know where he was going. He went to Geneva because he knew his creator was from there and wanted to seek revenge on him. His revenge was the murder of William. (he also framed Justine.
The monster retreats to here after some time after the murder, this is where he just told this story to Frankinstein.
Frankenstein arrives the next morning in Chamounix but does not stop and continues to head straight home to Geneva. He is going home to work on the monster's companion.
The monster is close by. We don't know the exact where-abouts of him, but we do know that he is watching and following Frankenstein. The creature's path is unknown but is either a shadow to Victor or a trail for Victor to later follow.
Frankensein promtly returns to Geneva after talking with his monster. Here he beguins work on the monster friend, although he is noy quick to recomence his work.
Frankensein quickly returns to Geneva after talking to the monster in order to begin making his companion. Although he is not quick to recomence his work.
Frankenstein needs to go to England to "get away" for awhile. He is going to get information from others regarding creating a companion monster.
Strasburg, France
This is the first stop on Frankenstein's journy to England. He meets up with Henry here, who is accompaning him on the trip.
Rotterdam,
Netherlands
Henry and Frankenstein take a boat up the Rhine from France to here. They will depart on a boat to England from this location. They stop at the German towns of Manheim and Mayence on their way here.
London, England
This was their first destination in England. They stayed here a few months. Frankenstein spend the time obtaining the information he needs to make the monster, while Clerval was intrested in the talents and thoughts of other men.
Windsor, England
After departing London this is their first stop to spend a few days in the beautiful forests.
Oxford, England
They spend some time here visiting the University city (Univ. of Oxford) where Percy Shelley himself had attended and been expelled for Atheism.
Matlock, England
Their next place of rest, very similar to scenery in Switzerland. They spend time visiting caves and learning about history. Frankenstein doesn't like this place because it reminds him of Chamounix.
Edinburgh, Scotland
This is the next most major stop. They travel through and spend a brief time at Cumberland and Westmoreland England on their way here.
Perth, Scotland
They travel through Coupar, St.Andrew's and Tay Scotland to get here. This is where they meet up with Henry's friend. Frankenstein decides he wants to go work on his own for a while and sends Henry off on a tour of Scotland.
Orkney Islands, Scotland
This is where Frankenstein escapes in order to work on the monster. He finds a little cottage on the ocean to work. This is also where he decides to stop and destroy his work. He has contact with the monster here, who becomes very mad about the destruction of his female companion and then threatens Frankenstein.
Out there somewhere...
.
..is where frankenstein dumps the remains of the new monster.
Ireland
Frankenstein floats to a fishing village in Ireland, the town is never actually given a name.
It is here that he finds Henry dead at the hands of the monster. Frankenstein gets blamed for the murder and is jailed. Victor is eventually proven innocent. He becomes ill and his father comes to see him and bring him home. At home Victor begins to get better.
Paris, France
Frankenstein and his father make a pit stop here on their way home to Geneva. This is where Frankenstein recieves the letter from Elizabeth and writes back assuring that he wants to marry her
.
This is where Frankenstein and his father return home to. Eventually Frankenstein and Elizabeth get married.
Honeymoon in the Swiss Alps and the
Creature kills Elizabeth
Frankenstein goes home to Geneva one last time. On this occassion his father dies and he attempts to get help from the police to find his monster. It is after this that he starts chasing the devil.
Frankenstein chases the
monster to the Mediterranean Sea.
Frankenstein chases the monster through Tartary and Russia.
Walton's Boat
After Victor and the fiend have been chasing one another on the icy water, both Frankenstein and the monster end up on Walton's boat. The monster arrives as Victor dies. Walton and the Fiend speak.
T
he monster goes alone to kill himself on a bed of fire he sets in the North pole.
Citations:
http://www.mapsnworld.com/europe-political-map.html

Frankenstein 1818
Victor's Story begins In Geneva,
Switzerland where he is born
Frankenstein Family is involved in politics and is wealthy
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