miércoles, 24 de octubre de 2007

Group 4: Setting and Characters

Victor Frankenstein: He is the main protagonist, a scientist. He creates a creature, a monster, which horrifies him.
The Monster: Tries to fit in society, but he feels abandoned because of his appearance and decides to get a revenge on his creator.
Elizabeth Lavenza: She is an orphan adopted by the Frankenstein family. She is Victor’s fiancée, murdered in the end by the monster.William Frankenstein: He is Victor’s youngest brother and the favorite of the Frankenstein family. The monster kills him as part of his revenge, in order to hurt Victor’s feelings.
Justine Moritz: She is a maid, taken while Victor was growing up. She is accused and then executed for William’s murder, which was committed by the monster instead.
Beaufort: Friend of Victor’s father, he is a merchant. Caroline’s father.
Caroline Beaufort: When his father dies, he marries Victor’s father. Later, she gets scarlet fever and dies because of it.
Peasants: A family of peasants. The monster observes him and learns how to speak. He starts to send them some gifts, to start a friendship, but when he reveals himself they reject him totally and increase his need to take a revenge on a society so superficial and discriminating.
M. Waldman: The professor of chemistry who introduces Victor into science. He doesn’t accept his conclusion but gets along well with Victor.
M. Krempe: A professor of natural philosophy who encourages him to begin his studies anew.
Where the story take place
The story starts in Ingolstadt (Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory), Geneva (Dr. Frankenstein’s homeland), then in continue in the mountain (where Dr. Frankenstein talks to his creation). Later, Victor goes to a Scotland island (where he is supposed to create a partner to Frankenstein) and he dies in the Artic (in a boat).
When the story happens
Mary Shelley rewrote the complete story in 1831, but the book was publicated in 1818, when she had thought the story. So, the story is developed in eighteenth century.
Clothes for women: long dresses with a lot of ornaments.
Clothes for men: dark costume with the same color for the tie.
Communication: They used to use letters, because it was a common between those years.
Transport: In those days they used carts, boats, wheelbarrows, etc.
Building: The castles were very dark and gothic and really huge.

1 comentario:

Jimena Castellión dijo...

Very interesting, girls, nice pictures, too. Congratulations, good work.