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Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN Chapters 11 -16 Chapter Summaries Is the Monster Really a Monster? Modern Frankensteins Themes/Allusions/Symbols
Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN Chapters 11 -16 Chapter Summaries Chapter 11 Chapter 12 • Creature tells story • Learned basic survival: night/day; food; warmth and shelter • Saw other people and surprised at their fearful reactions to him • Retreated both for “inclemency of season” and “barbarity of man” • Begins watching young family • Learns more about family: poor; young boy and girl plus old man • Creature does small jobs to help them • Begins to learn music, language, culture, etc. and becomes quite intelligent • More about family: Felix, Agatha • Spirits elevated from nature Chapter 14 Chapter 15 • History of De. Lacey family (once rich and respected) • Met Safie’s family, enemies of state, which caused De. Lacey downfall • Safie and Felix in love • Creature continues to learn through books and learns to question self from books and letters from Victor it finds • Creature visits old man (blind) alone, talks to him, but man freaks when Creatures touches hands Chapter 13 • Introduction to Safie and how she brightens household • Felix teaches Safie their language so Creature also learns through observation • Creature questions self; thinks it is a monster: “blot upon the earth, from which all men fled and whom all men disowned” • Agony through knowledge Chapter 16 • Creature curses Creator • Feels all things enjoying life while it is in Hell; hears Felix saying how Creature destroyed family’s senses • Creature resolves to find Creator • Rescues girl but is shot • Kills William and plants evidence on Justine
Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN Chapters 11 -16 Human Monster Is the Monster Really a Monster? !? ive Thoughtful/Reflect Helpful Cultured Learns Manipulative Murder Revenge What’s the difference between HUMAN and MONSTER? Is there one? Could Shelley be on to something?
Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN Chapters 11 -16 Modern Frankensteins The thought of the Creature being FRANKENSTEIN has existed for over a hundred years. . . It has developed into a cultural phenomenon. . . WHY IS FRANKENSTEIN EVERYWHERE? Some fun Frankenstein facts: -First film in 1910 -Igor created in 1939 Son of Frankenstein -Over six sequels in 1930 s and 1940 s -Even included Blackenstein, a “blacksploitation” film -1960 s TV Show The used Herman Munster 931 1 Munsters , n i e t nkens a character r F , arloff K s i r Bo-The Creature has been used to advertise Twix, h ers and Young Fr. C anke apt. Pepsi Franke Volkswagen, Radio 11 -16 Shack nste n. B in, 1974 Blackenstein, 1973 Pain Relief Commerc ial erry Ce Herman M real unster, T h e Munste rs
Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN Chapters 11 -16 Themes, Allusions, Symbols THEMES Chapters 11 -16 contain references to many allusions, several significant themes and some recurring symbols. What are they? ALLUSION SYMBOLS