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Frankenstein Character Analysis

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Frankenstein Character Analysis
Robin
Todd

Mariah
Fuller

Kelly
Tyson


Robert
Walton

Margaret Saville
Victor
Frankenstein

Frankenstein's monster
Alphonse Frankenstein
Caroline
Beaufort
(Frankenstein)

Elizabeth Lavenza
Henry Clerval
M. Krempe
M. Waldman
Beaufort
Ernest
Frankenstein

Justine Moritz
William Frankenstein
De Lacey
Felix
De Lacey

Safie
Agatha
De Lacey

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Robert Walton has been in love with sea voyages since he was a child. He is adventerous and has ambitions of traveling to the North Pole. He is very lonely and he desperately wants a friend. Isolation is the theme of letters 1-4 that he wrote to his sister Margaret Saville.
"Do I not deserve to accomplish some great purpose?" - Robert Walton
"You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings." - Robert Walton
Robert Walton goes on a voyage to explore unknown territory, find alternate routes to the surrounding territories, and to determine why the compass points north. He writes his sister 4 letters to let her know that he is safe.
Margaret Saville is Robert Walton's older sister. She took care of him when he was younger. She doesn't approve of his sea voyage because it was their father's dying wish for him to not live a life on the sea. Robert wants acceptance from his sister.
"A youth passed in solitude, my best years spent under your gentle and feminine fosterage." - Robert Walton
"Shall I meet you again, after having traversed immense seas, and returned by the most southern cape of Africa or America?" - Robert Walton
Margaret Saville does not write her brother back because she doesn't approve of his voyage.
Victor Frankenstein is the narrator of most of the book. After finding him while at sea, Robert Walton gets to know him and describes him as gentle, wise, and eloquent. He is smart with big dreams and ambitions. He has always been very antisocial and fascinated with science.
"I had determined at one time, that the memory of these evils should die with me, but you have won me to alter my determination." - Victor Frankenstein
I had worked hard for nearly two years, for the sole purpose of infusing life into an inanimate body." - Victor Frankenstein
While attending the University of Ingolstadt, Victor made it his primary goal to bring life to an inanimate body. He worked countless hours for several years. After he created the monster, he felt ashamed for wasting so much of his time on this demon, especially after the monster began wreaking havoc on his friends and family.
Frankenstein's monster has dull yellow eyes, yellow skin, lustrous black hair, pearly white teeth, a shrivelled complexion, and straight, black lips. His body was created by parts from several morgues. Victor Frankenstein perceives him as very ugly as soon as he created him.
"I saw the dull yellow eye of the creature open; it breathed hard and the convulsive motion agitated its limbs." -Victor Frankenstein
"I had gazed on him while unfinished; he was ugly then; but when those muscles and joints were rendered capable of motion, it became a thing such as Dante could not have conceived." - Victor Frankenstein
"Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live? Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence which you had so wantonly bestowed?" - Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster is given life by Victor Frankenstein. When Victor comes back to his room, the monster is nowhere to be found. Several years later, Victor comes in contact with him again when he realizes that the monster had killed his little brother. In the years that had passed since Victor had created the monster, the monster had been living adjacent to a cottage watching a family who lived there. He adored them and even learned how to speak from listening to them. When he revealed himself to them, they were all afraid and the began beating him until he left. The monster demands that Victor make him a companion.
Beaufort is Alphonse Frankenstein's best friend. He is a very poor merchant who lives in poverty with his daughter Caroline.
"My father loved Beaufort with the
truest frienship and was deepy
grieved by his retreat in these
unfortunate circumstances."
- Victor Frankenstein
When Beaufort sinks into poverty, he retreats to Lucrene with his daughter Caroline. He becomes very sick and eventually dies.
Alphonse Frankenstein is Victor's father. He is very caring and sympathetic towards his son and he sees family as very important.
"There was a sense of justice in my father's upright mind, which regarded it necessary that he should approve highly to love strongly." - Victor Frankenstein
"He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and defatigable attention to public business." - Victor Frankenstein
Alphonse Frankenstein saves Caroline Beaufort from poverty after her father and one of his closest friends dies. He ends up marrying Caroline. He makes a great husband and father. He consoles Victor in times of pain and encourages him to remember the importance of family.
Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein was very strong and brave as a young girl because she had to take care of her father and find means to support them. She is very compassionate, loving, and giving.
"Caroline Beaufort possessed a mind of an uncommon mold, and her courage rose to support her in adversity." - Victor Frankenstein
"My children," she said, "my firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union." - Victor Frankenstein
Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein takes care of her father until his death and marries Alphonse Frankenstein. She always visits the poor because she feels like it is her duty. On a visit to a specific village, she adopts Elizabeth Lavenza. She is a wonderful and caring mother to all of her children. When Elizabeth contracts scarlet fever, Caroline takes care of her and catches it herself which is the means by which she died.
Elizabeth Lavenza was described as very thin and fair. Her hair was the brightest living gold and she had cloudless blue eyes. She appeared to be sent from Heaven. After being adopted into the Frakenstein family, she began to possess many of the wonerful qualities of Caroline.
"Get well - and return to us. You will find a happy, cheerful home, and friends who love you dearly." - Elizabeth Lavenza
"Tell me, dearest Victor. Answer me, I conjure you, by our mutual happiness, with simple truth--Do you not love another?" - Elizabeth Lavenza
Elizabeth Lavenza was adopted into the Frankenstein family. She contracts scarlet fever and passes it onto Caroline Frankenstein who dies from it. Elizabeth picks the family back up and takes care of her siblings. She always looks on the bright side of terrible situations and sees the good in everyone.
Henry Clerval is the son of a
merchant of Geneva. He was a boy
of singular talent and fancy.
He loved enterprise, hardship,
and even danger. Henry also loved reading books about romance.
He is Victor Frankenstein's
best friend since childhood
and he looks up to Victor.
"My dear Victor, what for God's sake, is the matter? Do not laugh in that manner. How ill are you? What is the cause of all this?" - Henry Clerval
"My dear Frankenstein, how glad I am to see you! How fortunate that you should be here at the very moment of my alighting!" - Henry Clerval
Henry isn't initally able to attend Ingolstadt with Victor because his father will not let him. When he is finally able to go to the university, he finds Victor in a very ill state. Henry takes care of Victor and nurses him back to good health. Henry is eventually killed by Frankenstein's monster.
M. Krempe is the professor of natural philosophy at Ingolstadt. He is a little squat man with a gruff voice and a repulsive countenance. He was an uncouth man, but deeply imbued in the secrets of his science.
"Every instant that you have wasted on those books is utterly and entirely lost." - M. Krempe
M. Krempe dismisses Victor's previous studies and encourages him to start over on his work.
M. Waldman is the professor of Chemistry at Ingolstadt. He appeared to be about 50 years old. He was short and had a sweet voice.
"If you wish to become really a man of science, and not merely a petty experimentalist, I should advise you to apply to every branch of natural philosophy, including mathematics." - M. Waldman
"I am happy to have gained a disciple; and if your palication equals your ability, I have no doubt of your succeess." - M. Waldman
M. Waldman doesn't completely dismiss Victor's ideas like M. Krempe did. He helps Victor and gives him advice on his studies. He relates to Victor and becomes his mentor. However, Victor cannot bear to see him after his creation goes wrong.
Ernest Frankenstein is a younger brother of Victor. He doesn't like studying and would rather participate in activities outside.
"He is now sixteen, and full of activity and spirit." - Elizabeth Lavenza
Ernest Frankenstein wants to be a true Swiss and enter the foreign service but the family wouldn't allow him until his older brother returns. His is the only member of the Frankenstein family to survive the nvoel.
Justine Moritz is a very clever, gentle, and extremely pretty girl. She continuously reminds the Frankenstein family of Caroline.
"The benefit was fully repaid; Justine was the most grateful little creature in the world." - Elizabeth Lavenza
"God knows how entireley innocent I am." - Justine Moritz
Justine was adopted into the Frankenstein family after her father died because her mother was mean and treated her differently than the other children. Justine learned how to be their servant and she was very appreciative of her new life there. She was very kind and everyone was baffled when she was accused of murdering William. Victor did not speak up about the monster and Justine was put to death for the crime.
William Frankenstein is Victor and Ernest's younger brother. He has sweet laughing blue eyes, dark eyelashes, and curling hair.
"When he smiles, two little dimples appear on each cheek, wihch are rosy with health." - Elizabeth Lavenza
"The child still struggled, and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart; I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet." - Frankenstein's monster
Elizabeth tells Victor that William has already had 1 or 2 little wives, but Louisa Biron is his favorite, a pretty little girl of 5 years of age. William was murdered on May 7th. Justine was initially accused of it but Victor later realizes that his monster murdered him.
"The silver hair and benevolent countenance of the aged cottager won my reverence." - Frankenstein's monster
"I am blind and cannot judge of your countenance, but there is something in your words which persuades me that you are sincere." - De Lacey
De Lacey tried to aid his son Felix in helping Safie's father but the family is eventually betrayed by him. This caused the formerly elite family to be exiled to Germany where they lived in poverty. De Lacey begins to relate with Frankenstein's monster because he cannot judge him based on appearance, until they are interrupted by the rest of the family.
De Lacey is one of the people who lives in the cottage adjacent to the hiding spot in which Frankenstein's monster took refuge. He is a blind older man who is very talented at playing the guitar. He is very kind and is the father of Felix and Agatha.
Felix De Lacey is the son of De Lacey and the brother of Agatha. He is strong and independent. He provides the necessary means of survival for his father and sister, despite living in extreme poverty. Felix always seemed to be unhappy and was often found weeping.
Frankenstein's monster often looks up to Felix as a role model because he is so kind and genuine. He puts food on the table for his father and sister before he reserves any for himself. He performs laborious tasks every day in order to make a living for his family. Frankenstein's monster finds out why Felix always seems so unhappy. He was in love with a beautiful girl named Safie but was betrayed by her father and unable to see her anymore. Frankenstein's monster is devestated when Felix finds him in the house and runs him off in the most inconsiderate manner.
"Felix darted forward, and with supernatural force tore me from his father, to whose knees I clung: in a transport of fury, he dashed me to the ground and struck me violently with a stick." - Frankenstein's monster
"He was always the saddest of the group; and, even to my unpractised senses, he appeared to have suffered more deeply than his friends." - Frankenstein's monster
Frankenstein's monster describes Agatha De Lacey as young and of a gentle demeanour. He also said that she looked patient, yet sad. She was ranked highly among women of that time before they were exiled but now she also lives in povery with her father and brother.
Frankenstein's monster also watches Agatha's actions towards her family and realizes that she is also very kind and sincere. She helps her brother provide for the family in any way that she can. She is also very musically inclined and she enjoys spending time with her father. Agatha faints at the sight of Frankenstein's monster.
"It was a lovely sight, even to me, poor wretch! Who had never beheld aught beautiful before." - Frankenstein's monster
"The young girl was occupied in arranging the cottage; but presently she took something out of a drawer, which employed her hands, and she sat down beside the old man, who, taking up an instrument, began to play, and to produce sounds sweeter than the voice of the thrush or the nightingale." - Frankenstein's monster
Safie is the daughter of a Turkish merchant. She has a countenance of angelic beauty. She does not speak the same language as the cottagers.
When Safie's father had been imprisoned, Felix vowed to free him. In the midst of this, he falls in love with Safie and her father promises Felix her hand in marriage once he helps him escape. Felix helps him escape from prison and his family is later exiled. Safie's father flees from the town and takes his daughter with him, having planned all along to betray Felix. Several months later, Safie finds her way back to the De Lacey family and makes the inhabitants much happier. She flees from the home at the sight of Frankenstein's monster.
"The presence of Safie diffused happiness among its inhabitants" - Frankenstein's monster
"Felix seemed ravished with delight when he saw her, every trait of sorrow vanished from his face, and it instantly expressed a degree of ecstatic joy, of which I could hardly have believed it capable; his eyes sparkled as his cheek flushed with pleasure; and at that moment I thought him as beautiful as the stranger." - Frankenstein's monster
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