Book Brief, "Frankenstein" by Shelley

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Brief Synopsis:

The book opens with a scene of a ship in the Arctic Ocean. The ship is stuck in

the ice and unable to move. Robert Walton, the ship's captain, is writing letters to his

sister back home. The letters tell of his explorations and the events that occur on the ship.

Walton's crew pulls abord a lifeless body and revive the man back to life. This man is

Victor Frankenstein. Walton and Frankenstein talk about why Victor is in the Arctic and

Victor explains the horrible and tragic story of the past few years of his life.

Victor was born to a very wealthy and popular family. While he was still young

his parents adopted a young girl with whom Victor would grow up with and eventually

fall in love with her. Victor goes through medical school and becomes very good friends a

classmate, Henry Clerval. Even though Victors young life seams perfect it is all about to


Victor's mother died when he was still young and her death would change him for

the rest of his life. After Victor's mother's death Victor swore he would conquer the

mortality of humans. Victor, once he was out of medical school, he began to work on his

theory of conquering death. He collected numerous body parts and put them together and

used a special technique to bring the corpse to life. At first Victor thought he had failed,

but the creature sat up and was alive. Victor was horrified by his own creation and fled

his laboratory. The monster then disappeared into the city.

Two years pasted and the monster wasn't heard from, until something terrible

happened. Victor's younger brother William was strangled to death. It was believed that

William's nanny and close friend of the family, Justine,