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2.Protagonist - Victor Frankenstein. He created the monster that ended up destroying his loved ones.

Antagonist - The monster. He killed Victor's loved ones because he was mad that he was shunned away by everybody.

Mood - The mood throughout most of this story is fear, anger, and sadness. Victor lived in fear that the monster he created would come and kill him or his family. When the monster killed his brothers and his wife, Victor became angry and sad with a feeling of vengeance. He felt that he was at fault for their deaths.

Tone - The story was told in first person. The tone was fearful, because Victor never knew when the monster would come for him.

Setting - The story takes place in several places, Geneva Switzerland, the North Pole, England and Paris. Victor was born in Geneva, Switzerland where he spent most of his life.

The story almost takes place in all of Europe because Victor chases the monster through most of Europe and ends up in the Arctic.

3. Page 3 4. The conflict is external because the monster attacked and killed Victor's family.

"The child still struggled, and loaded me with epithets which carried despair to my heart; I grasped his throat to silence him, and in a moment he lay dead at my feet." The Monster (The monster tells Victor how William, Victor's brother died.) "She was there, lifeless and inanimate, thrown across the bed, her head hanging down, and her pale and distorted features half covered by her hair. Everywhere I turn I see the same figure - her bloodless arms and relaxed form flung by the murderer on its bridal bier" Victor (This was Victor's account on the murder of Elizabeth.) 5.The universal theme is Man vs. Nature...