Frankenstein: Chapter 2

By: Eli Baker, Taylor Glissman, Kara Borrego, Olivia DeHaan

Exposition

  • Victor Frankenstein is the first person narrator
  • Earnest is born when Victor is 7("On the birth of a second son, [Frankenstein's] junior by 7 years[...]")
  • The family settled in Geneva when Earnest was born("[...] my parents gave up entirely their wandering life[...]")
  • He reads books that his father doesn't approve of("[...] do not waste your time upon this; it is sad trash.")

Terms:

  • First Person- "I need not say that we were strangers to any species of disunion or dispute
  • Foreshadowing- "[...] excited by this catastrophe, he entered on the...theory...of electricity [...]" It foreshadows Frankenstein's experiments with electricity.
  • Juxtaposition- "It was a strong effort of the spirit of good; but it was ineffectual. Destiny was too potent, and her immutable laws had decreed my utter and terrible destruction."
  • Symbol- The symbol of this chapter is books, because Victor was obsessed with them.
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