Frankenstein: Chapter 2
By: Eli Baker, Taylor Glissman, Kara Borrego, Olivia DeHaan
- 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.")
- 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.