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Chapter XXII.  Elizabeth wrote Frankenstein about getting married.  With the creature’s promise in mind, Frankenstein will marry when he returns  He.

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1 Chapter XXII

2  Elizabeth wrote Frankenstein about getting married.  With the creature’s promise in mind, Frankenstein will marry when he returns  He promises to tell her the secret after they were married.

3  Carrying a gun and a dagger, he was prepared for his death, but wasn’t prepared for what the monster had in store. ▪ "Great God! If for one instant I had thought what might be the hellish intention of my fiendish adversary, I would rather have banished myself forever from my native country and wandered a friendless outcast over the earth than have consented to this miserable marriage. But, as if possessed of magic powers, the monster had blinded me to his real intentions; and when I thought that I had prepared only my own death, I hastened that of a far dearer victim." Chapter 22

4  On the wedding day, Elizabeth and Frankenstein sailed to Evian for their honeymoon.  Frankenstein began getting nervous as night fell.

5 Chapter XXIII

6  A storm night, Frankenstein was scaring Elizabeth.  He sent her bed while he checked the inn to make sure the monster wasn't there.

7  He heard a scream. ▪ "As I heard it, the whole truth rushed into my mind, my arms dropped, the motion of every muscle and fibre was suspended; I could feel the blood trickling in my veins and tingling in the extremities of my limbs." Chapter 23  When he got to their room, Elizabeth was strangled, stretched out across the bed.

8  After fainting, Frankenstein saw the monster in the window.  Worried about the rest of his family, Frankenstein set out for home.  Frankenstein's father, shocked by Elizabeth's death, died a few days later.  Frankenstein vowed to spend the rest of his life pursuing the monster.

9 Chapter XXIV

10  Grieving at the cemetery, he swore on their graves that he would avenge their deaths, and he heard the creature laugh at him.  The chase was on.  Frankenstein followed the creature across Europe and up toward the North Pole.

11  When Frankenstein felt weak, he would find stashes of food or notes left by the monster to spur him on.  On the ice-covered ocean, ice broke, separating them and bringing Frankenstein toward Robert Walton's ship.  After ending the story, Frankenstein asks Walton to kill the monster.

12  August 26th 17--:  Although the tale is fantastic, Walton believes it without doubt.  Walton thinks Frankenstein must have been an incredible man before this tragedy destroyed him.

13  Frankenstein's attempt to play God and create life caused him self-destruct.  His ambition and desire for glory bound him to the monster and he insists on destroying the monster or dying trying.

14  September 2nd, 17--:  Walton's ship is enclosed by ice.  Frankenstein's health is failing.

15  September 5th, 17--:  Walton's crew demands that as soon as the ice clears, they will go home.

16  September 7th, 17--:  Walton and the men decide to turn back  Walton is disappointed about not reaching the North Pole.

17  September 12th, 17--:  As death approaches, Frankenstein summarizes his life in these words: ▪ "'In a fit of enthusiastic madness I created a rational creature and was bound towards him to assure, as far as was in my power, his happiness and well-being I refused, and I did right in refusing, to create a companion for the first creature. He showed unparalleled malignity and selfishness in evil; he destroyed my friends..... Miserable himself that he may render no other wretched, he ought to die. The task of his destruction was mine, but I have failed.'" Chapter 24

18  Frankenstein dies and as Walton finishes his letter, he hears cries from Frankenstein's room.  The monster stands over Frankenstein asking the corpse for forgiveness for his destruction.  He tries to justify his crimes to Walton, who can't bring himself to look at the monster's hideous face.

19  Walton debates killing him, but the monster explains that he is leaving for the North Pole to burn himself and destroy every trace of his existence.  The monster jumps from the ship onto the ice-raft that he arrived on and is "borne away by the waves."


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