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1 In regards to chapter 8-9 BY: Audrie Moses & Katelyn Jennings “ALL KNOWLEDGE IS SORROW”

2 ECCLESIASTES 1:17-18 17And I set my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly; I realized that this also is striving after wind. 18Because in much wisdom there is much grief, and increasing knowledge results in increasing pain.

3 CHAPTER 8 Plot Development Character Development Literary Devices Development of Theme Artistic/ Literary Devices The trial for poor Justine has taken place and though Elizabeth attempts to pardon her from the persecution, Justine is convicted for the death of William. Victor is tortured inside, for he knows the true murderer, yet refuses to tell anyone the murderer’s identity. Solely because the very beast that murdered his beloved family member was crafted by his own hand. Elizabeth shows her strength, integrity, and especially true heart when she tries to save Justine from facing persecution. She does everything in her power to help Justine and it takes a toll on her heart when Justine is executed. Victor is tortured by his own guilt yet remains cowardly in his ill-attempts to prove Justine’s innocence. Antithesis-(“ My own agitation and anguish was extreme during the whole trial. I believed in her innocence; I knew it” (57). Victor holds a feeling of helplessness in his heart, yet he also contains hope. These are two very conflicting feelings. Feeling both at once has a dizzying effect on Victor. Yet his own cowardliness keeps him from acting on his faith in Justine’s innocence. “Thus spoke my prophetic soul, as, torn by remorse, horror, and despair, I behold those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims of my unhallowed arts” (61). Victor’s family remains proud of his pursuit of knowledge, for they’ve yet to learn the monster he has created that was born from his own mind and created by his own hands. Victor is tortured by his own guilty conscience and is surrounded in sorrow because of the creature he created.

4 LITERARY/ARTISTIC CONNECTION Guilty Conscience oh, the pity, the grief, the disappointment, the lies. So shameful, so depressing, so disgraced from society. The hate, the pain of no acceptance, so guilty. Bad decisions, bad choices, the lies that can never be taken away, they just linger in you, taking away joy, love, and peace. And for what, the only answer to be found is nothing. It's all for nothing in the long run, trying to save your skin, but end up getting grinded into the pavement. Stupid, stupid choices

5 CHAPTER 9 Plot DevelopmentCharacter Development Literary DevicesDevelopment of Theme Literary/ Artistic Devices After Justine is executed, Victor falls even deeper into his depression and lives in fear of the creation formed by his own hands. He even contemplates ending his own life, yet decides against such actions so that he may remain a protector for his loved ones. Even though it is his own work that threatens them. Victor takes a step back and looks at himself and realizes that he has lost himself and he travels through the wilderness in an attempt to find himself and clear his mind so that he can figure out what should be done. Though the real reason he has left his home is due to the fact that his family remains in mourning and he cannot bear to look upon their pain which he has unintentionally caused. Personification of remorse- “I was seized by remorse” (62). By personifying remorse, Victor explains his crippled mentality, for he struggles to overcome his inner- turmoil. Tragedy- So many terrible events have occurred in such rapid succession that Victor’s mind struggles to handle such terrible burdens and as a result Victor is left drained and exhausted, unable to recognize his own self. “I had been the author of unalterable evils; and I lived in daily fear, lest the monster whom I had created should perpetrate some new wickedness” (63). Victor is in constant pain and is riddled with sorrow. A sorrow created by his own hands. Victor is a genius, yet the knowledge that he has been gifted has been turned into grief for his loved ones.

6 LITERARY/ARTISTIC CONNECTION 'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I — I hardly know, sir, just at present — at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.' 'What do you mean by that?' said the Caterpillar sternly. 'Explain yourself!' 'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself, you see.' 'I don't see,' said the Caterpillar.


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