Frankenstein 22-24

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Chapter XXII
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Elizabeth wrote Frankenstein about getting
married.
With the creature’s promise in mind,
Frankenstein will marry when he returns
He promises to tell her the secret after they
were married.
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Carrying a gun and a dagger, he was prepared
for his death, but wasn’t prepared for what
the monster had in store.
▪ "Great God! If for one instant I had thought what might be
the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would
rather have banished myself forever from my native
country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth
than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if
possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me
to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had
prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far
dearer victim." Chapter 22
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On the wedding day, Elizabeth and
Frankenstein sailed to Evian for their
honeymoon.
Frankenstein began getting nervous as night
fell.
Chapter XXIII
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A storm night, Frankenstein was scaring
Elizabeth.
He sent her bed while he checked the inn to
make sure the monster wasn't there.
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He heard a scream.
▪ "As I heard it, the whole truth rushed into my mind, my
arms dropped, the motion of every muscle and fibre was
suspended; I could feel the blood trickling in my veins
and tingling in the extremities of my limbs." Chapter 23
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When he got to their room, Elizabeth was
strangled, stretched out across the bed.
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After fainting, Frankenstein saw the monster
in the window.
Worried about the rest of his family,
Frankenstein set out for home.
Frankenstein's father, shocked by Elizabeth's
death, died a few days later.
Frankenstein vowed to spend the rest of his
life pursuing the monster.
Chapter XXIV
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Grieving at the cemetery, he swore on their
graves that he would avenge their deaths,
and he heard the creature laugh at him.
The chase was on.
Frankenstein followed the creature across
Europe and up toward the North Pole.
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When Frankenstein felt weak, he would find
stashes of food or notes left by the monster
to spur him on.
On the ice-covered ocean, ice broke,
separating them and bringing Frankenstein
toward Robert Walton's ship.
After ending the story, Frankenstein asks
Walton to kill the monster.
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August 26th 17--:
Although the tale is fantastic, Walton believes
it without doubt.
Walton thinks Frankenstein must have been
an incredible man before this tragedy
destroyed him.
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Frankenstein's attempt to play God and
create life caused him self-destruct.
His ambition and desire for glory bound him
to the monster and he insists on destroying
the monster or dying trying.
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September 2nd, 17--:
Walton's ship is enclosed by ice.
Frankenstein's health is failing.
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September 5th, 17--:
Walton's crew demands that as soon as the
ice clears, they will go home.
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September 7th, 17--:
Walton and the men decide to turn back
Walton is disappointed about not reaching
the North Pole.
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September 12th, 17--:
As death approaches, Frankenstein
summarizes his life in these words:
▪ "'In a fit of enthusiastic madness I created a rational
creature and was bound towards him to assure, as far as
was in my power, his happiness and well-being .... . . I
refused, and I did right in refusing, to create a companion
for the first creature. He showed unparalleled malignity
and selfishness in evil; he destroyed my friends . . ...
Miserable himself that he may render no other wretched,
he ought to die. The task of his destruction was mine, but I
have failed.'" Chapter 24
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Frankenstein dies and as Walton finishes his
letter, he hears cries from Frankenstein's
room.
The monster stands over Frankenstein asking
the corpse for forgiveness for his destruction.
He tries to justify his crimes to Walton, who
can't bring himself to look at the monster's
hideous face.
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Walton debates killing him, but the monster
explains that he is leaving for the North Pole
to burn himself and destroy every trace of his
existence.
The monster jumps from the ship onto the
ice-raft that he arrived on and is "borne away
by the waves."
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