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Volume III - chapter VI

EST.1818

Frankenstein

index

Summary

gothic links

kahoot

+activity

analysis

summary

  • wedding night

  • Victor convinces Elizabth to go to bed

  • He stalks through the hall checking wether the monster is close or not, holding his gun

  • Elizabeth gets strangled by the monster: Frankenstein arrives too late and faints

  • Following his father's death, Victor is placed in an asylum's cell for months being thought crazy

  • v. vows revenge: he tells the local magistrate the story of the monster, who clearly did not believe V's tale

page 164 (beginning of chapter) "it was eight o'clock [...] were extinguished"

Passage analysis

language

personnification:
the moon inducing Elizabeth's character

lexical field:
"terrified me" "thousand feas arose in my mind" "anxious and watchful"

auditory imagery:
"the wind [...] rose with great violence" "restless waves" "heavy storm"
--> creates an impression of violence and opression

pristine and calm nature:

"transitory light" "lovely scenes of waters, woods and mountains"

oppressive nature:
"the wind [...] which rose with great violence", "the clouds swept across it swifter than the flight of the vulture", "restless waves", "heavy waves"

shift in atmosphere

  • Nature and fear

  • Dark mind/ terror and Powerful nature

Themes + gothic elements

  • the foul weather creates a gothic mood: "the wind which [has] fallenin the south, now [rises] with great violence in the west[...] the clouds [sweep] across it swifter than the flight of thevulture and [dim] her rays"

same passage

Second part

parallels between characters

characterization + relationships

inferiority of Victor through his panic

creature > Victor

Common hatred through the idea of murder
"until my own life, or that of adversary, were extinguished"

  • shared troubled mind
  • the importance of their description of nature
  • loss of their significant lover

- memories/nostalgia

- revenge/rage

- isolation

- dark mind

Second analysis

page 168 "What then became [...] his cursed head"

- V has memories but not the creature

- both seek for revenge
- isolation

- V's grief towards the creature

- remembrance of V's surroundings

language

themes

gothic elements

character/relationships

parallels/contrasts

- longing of the past

- pathos: rhetorcial Q, strong negative emotions, hyperbolic language

- gradation of feelings - contrast of lexical fields

links with other gotic texts

power of the mind

  • alone
  • mariana
  • sao

dark mind/agitaded thoughts/ madness

terror

  • alone
  • ONNBACTBH
  • Mariana
  • P's L

  • SAO

death

  • ONNBACTBH
  • P'sL
  • Mariana
  • LBDSM

supernatural creature

  • ONNBACTBH
  • LBDSM

a powerless female figure

  • P'sL
  • Mariana

"The sun might shine, or the clouds might lour; but nothing could appear to me as it had done the day before"

page 167

activity

groups

Choose a scene in this chapter and try to draw a cartoon of it.

Daphne
Solenn
Satine
Nessibe
Imad

Côme
Matthieu
Asa
Sabrine
Sîrîne
Maria

Claire
Maëlle
Calliope
Niels
Cass

Assia
Maëwenn
Marilou
Thaïs
Cornélie

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