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The Beatles

English rock band,

originally from
Liverpool (1960)

Other/Outsider Status:
Debuted in America
(on Ed Sullivan show,
1964) and changed
musical landscape
with unique look and

Song: I Saw Her

Standing There

Suggested By: An
Awesome Student
One Becomes the Other
I called myself the murderer of William,
Justine, and of Clerval. Sometimes I entreated
my attendants to assist me in the destruction
of the fiend by whom I was tormented (pg.

The cup of life was poisoned forever; and

although the sun shone upon me, as upon the
happy and gay of heart, I saw around me
nothing but a dense and frightful darkness,
penetrated by no light but the glimmer of two
eyes that glared upon me. (pg. 134)

How they would, each and all, abhor me, and

One Becomes the Other
The tranquility which I now enjoyed did not endure.
Memory brought madness with it; and when I thought
of what had passed, a real insanity possessed me;
sometimes I was furious, and burnt with rage,
sometimes I was low and despondent. I neither spoke,
nor looked at anyone, but sat motionless, bewildered
by the multitude of miseries that overcame me.

Elizabeth alone had the power to draw me from

these fits; her gentle voice would soothe me when
transported by passion, and inspire me with human
feelings when sunk in torpor. (pg. 140)
One Becomes the Other
Be happy, my dear Victor,
replied Elizabeth; there is, I
hope, nothing to distress you;
and be assured that if a lively
joy is not painted in my face,
my heart is contented. (pg.

What role(s)/purpose(s)
does Elizabeth play in
the novel?

What role(s)/purpose(s)
do women (in general)
play in the novel?

Find quotes to support

your answers.
One Becomes the Other
I shall be with you on your wedding night

Great God! Why did I not then expire! Why

am I here to relate the destruction of the best
hope, and the purest creature on earth? (pg.

A fiend had snatched from me every hope of

future happiness: no creature had ever been
so miserable as I was; so frightful an event is
single in the history of man. (pg. 146)

I was possessed by a maddening rage when I

thought of him, and desired and ardently
prayed that I might have him within my grasp
to wreak a great and signal revenge on his
One Becomes the Other
how ignorant art thou in thy pride of wisdom! Cease; you
know not what it is you say. (pg. 149)

Let the cursed and hellish monster drink deep of agony; let
him feel the despair that now torments me. (pg. 150)

...I am satisfied: miserable wretch!

Come on, my enemy; we have yet to wrestle for our lives...

...for we shall soon enter upon a journey where your

sufferings will satisfy my everlasting hatred.

(pp. 150-152)
One Becomes the Other
What new themes
(and/or previous
themes) surface in the
final chapters? Explain.

What parallels can be

drawn between
Frankenstein and the
Monster in the final
chapters? Explain.

How did Frankenstein

and the monster
attempt to justify their
actions? Explain

Who is more human

Frankenstein or his
Monster? Explain.

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