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Frankenstein Chapter 2
Transcript of Frankenstein Chapter 2
Figurative Language/ Hyperbole
Victor had good childhood. He lived a great life and received tons of love from his parents.
Victor's baby brother was born and him and his family move Geneva. He met a new friend, Henry Clerval, whom studied literature. Victor then started to study science and work from various philosophers. When Victor was 15, a bad storm took place and the damage it grasped Victor's attention. He than became obsessed with electricity and its power.
"...he entered on the explanation of a theory which he had formed on the subject of electricity and galvanism, which was at once new and astonishing to me." pg. 32
The storm interested Victor in electricity and he then read about theories. He was already spiritual and fascinated by the idea of an "outside force"; this chapter foreshadows his future decisions.
Victor had an obsession with learning on his own. He felt that there were secrets to the world that needed to explored. He was very spiritual and believed there was a higher force.
"It was the secrets of heaven and Earth that I desired to learn; and whether it was an outward substance of things,..." pg. 30
Victor is now discovering his love for supernatural and outside forces.He often uses the word "spirit" to describe a person or how he is feeling.
"...possessed by the very spirit of kindness...she was the living spirit of love...effort of the spirit of good..." pgs. 30,33
When Victor was 15 he witnessed a terrible storm. He was astonished by the destruction it caused and sparked his fascination with electricity.
"It was not splintered by the shock, but entirely reduced to thin ribands of wood. I never beheld anything so utterly destroyed." pg. 32
The storm sparks Victor's interest in electricity. Victor realized the power of electricity which foreshadows the future.
"We felt that they were not the tyrants to rule our lot according to their caprice, but the agents and creators of all the many delights which we enjoyed." pg. 30
"Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction." pg. 33
Figurative Language/ Metaphor
Victor was very inquisitive and loved to explore the different laws of nature.
"The world was to me a secret which I desired to divine" pg. 29
Henry Clerval was a friend of Victor. He and Victor had fun together as kids and Victor admired Henry's love of literature.
"He tried to make us act plays, and to enter masquerades, in which characters were drawn from the heros of Roncesvalles..." pg. 30