He is the protagonist of the novel. He is a Swiss boy who grows up in Geneva reading the works of the ancient alchemist. After his mother’s death he goes to Ingolstadt to study modern science and, within a few years, he masters all that his professors have to teach him. He becomes fascinated with ‘The Secret of Life,’ discovers it and brings a hideous but intelligent monster to life. He becomes horrified by him. He keeps the creation of the monster a secret, feeling increasingly guilty and ashamed as he realizes how helpless he is to prevent the monster from ruining his life and the life of others. At the end of the novel, he relates his story to Robert Walton and then he dies.
It is eight-foot-tall, extremely strong but with the mind of a new born. He is the extremely ugly creation of Victor Frankenstein. It is created by collecting old body parts, strange chemicals and a mysterious spark. It is intelligent and sensitive. Its attempts to integrate himself into human social patterns but he is rejected by people because his horrifying appearance. Looking in the mirror, he realizes his physical grotesque aspect. It blinds society to his initially gentle, kind nature. He feels that Victor is his father but his feeling of abandonment obliges him to look for revenge against his creator. He kills Victor’s youngest brother, his best friend and his wife.
Alphonse Frankenstein : Victor’s father, very sympathetic towards his son. He encourages him to remember the importance of family,
Frankenstein’s mother; she dies when William is born. Her death causes unhappiness and madness. Victor goes to Ingolstadt to study Natural Science because he wants to revive her.
William Frankenstein: Victor’s younger brother and the darling of Frankenstein family. The monster strangles him in the woods outside Geneva in order to hurt Victor for abandoning him. William’s death saddens Victor and makes him feel guilty about having created the monster.
Elizabeth Lavenza : an orphan, four or five years younger than Victor. She is adopted by the family when she is a little child.
Justine : she is adopted into the Frankenstein house hold while Victor is growing up
Place : North Pole (9 degrees latitude, 81 longitude)
Captain Walton was trying to find a path to the North Pole and he had an accident. As a result he had to stay near the coast. On the 24th April 1825 he was on the deck looking out across the field of ice when suddenly he saw an enormous being, the shape of a man, but almost 8 feet tall. He appeared out of the mist
About 500 yards behind him, a man of average size appeared pulling a sledge and chasing him. He wanted to catch the giant.
During the night , on the 25 th April, there was a heavy storm and it broke the ice up into pieces and the captain was sure that the two beings died in the cold. When the storm finished, he saw the smaller of the two men who was lying on the broken sledge in the centre of a large piece of ice. His dogs were lying dead around him
The captain and some of his men got a small boat and brought the man on board to bury him properly and they discovered that he was alive
On April 29th the man could say his name ¨Frankenstein¨ and he called the giant ¨the murderer¨
2-His brothers : Ernest and William (Who admired him)
3- His friend: Henry Clerval (The most loving and faithful friend a person could have)
4-His (step) sister: Elizabeth (She wasn’t his real sister. She was adopted when she was very young because her family was too poor to look after her. She was four year younger than Victor and they were in love)
Victor spent his childhood in Geneva, Switzerland. He had a mother who adored him, two younger brothers, Ernest and William, and a step sister Elizabeth, four years younger, who was adopted by Victor’s parents because her parents were too poor to look after her. They were in love from with each other.
As he was growing up, two things happened which changed his life forever.
The first happened one day as he was walking in the mountains around Geneva. Although it had been a beautiful sunny day, it suddenly became very dark and he saw lightning in the sky. He saw that a large tree with strong branches and covered in leaves was burst into flames and burnt down in a few seconds when it was struck by lightning. This experience made him realize that this power could create life.
His mother's death because he loved her so much. He stayed next to her the whole time since she died. She told him to take her place and to keep the family together and to take care of his brothers. She also asked him to marry Elizabeth as soon as he finishes his studies.
She died three days later then he got away from that place and he concentrated on his studies
Fortunately, she didn’t see what happened to her loved ones
Frankenstein met professor Waldmann. He was an old man, yet he was very intelligent. Victor was excited because the professor was about to make the discovery ¨The Secret of Life¨ and he could change the way everybody saw the world at that time forever.
He asked the professor to let him help him. From the next two months Frankenstein worked at night and studied Wildman's writings. Victor visited the professor’s laboratory to see the research.
Unfortunately, the professor was ill and he was going to die. He knew that the experiments were dangerous for this reason he wanted to destroy his work before he died but Frankenstein disagreed whit him.
Waldmann thought that wrong people could get hold of it.
The day he died Victor swore that he had destroyed his job but it was a lie. Victor remembered everything before he had an amazing memory
Frankenstein met professor Waldmann. He was an old man, yet he was very intelligent. Victor offered him to help with the experiments and researches because he was sure that he had discovered how to create life. For Victor was too late he couldn't turn back
Frankenstein realized that what professor Waldmann had discovered was the missing piece from his puzzle, it was how to give it life
He knew how to give life because he remembered the day when the tree was destroyed by lightning but he had to discover how to control the electricity without burning the body.
He began to steal bodies from hospitals without success until he found the perfect body. The bodies he stole were ugly so he decided to use different parts from many bodies in order to create the perfect man.
He used Professor Wildman's brain in his creature as he was one of the cleverest men he had ever known
When it was ready he waited for lightning , it was the stormy season
The monster was not handsome. His legs and arms were too long and scars on his head showed where he had put professor’s brain.
When he saw a lightning he used a kite to attract electricity and he waited on then stairs for a while when he saw a flash and electricity travelling down the string of the kite.
When he entered into his laboratory he saw nothing. The body had gone. At that moment he realized what he had done.
After an hour he saw the monster half walking, half dragging himself along and he was coming to hug Victor. He was afraid and he run away.
The monster’s head was burnt by the electricity current and it was yellow and wrinkled. It was life the face of an skeleton, not of a young and beautiful man as he wanted. He escaped because he didn't want to go back home. He stayed with his friend Henry Clerval He felt ill and it took him a month to recover. Elizabeth and his father were worried about him so he decided to go home in Geneva. One day before leaving he received a letter from his father. In the letter he told Victor that his brother William was murdered