Frankenstein Chapter 23
Elizabeth: Upon entering the hotel and being left alone by Victor, she is strangled by the monster and screams for help. At this moment, Victor realizes the monster never specified who he would enact his violence on.
The Monster: Kills Elizabeth violently and flees after being shot at by Victor.
The Magistrate (Foil of Victor): Is spoken to by Victor about Elizabeth's death but is puzzled on what should be their next action. Remains skeptical about the circumstances of Elizabeth's death. Doesn't have a violent strive for revenge so Victor curses him and sets out on his own to find the Monster.
Themes and Elements
Mental Illness: After Elizabeth's death, Victor goes mad and is confined in a cell.
Vendetta: Victor speaks to the local Magistrate and sets out for revenge against the monster.
Cursed Humanity: Victor curses humanity in front of the magistrate and insists in the ignorance of the world.
Personification: "The moon had reached her summit in the heavens and was
beginning to descend..."
Metaphor: I saw him sometimes shudder with horror; at others a lively surprise, unmingled with disbelief, was painted on his countenance.
Dialogue: "You are mistaken," said he. "I will exert myself, and if it is in my power to seize the monster, be assured that he shall suffer punishment proportionate to his crimes.
Quotes for Discussion
Victor: "My rage is unspeakable when I reflect that the murderer, whom I have turned
loose upon society, still exists. You refuse my just demand; I have
but one resource, and I devote myself, either in my life or death, to
"Man," I cried, "how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom! Cease;
you know not what it is you say."
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