History Characters / Frankenstein

19th Apr '17 6:03:16 AM Hvedekorn
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* ArtificialHuman

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* BornAsAnAdult

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* CryForTheDevil: The last section of the book demonstrates that the Creature was formed by his surroundings, rather than born evil.



* DaddyIssues: Boy howdy...

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* EmergentHuman

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* SenseFreak
* SympatheticMurderer

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* TragicMonster

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* UncannyValley: As described by Victor, who'd chosen each part to make the monster into an Adonis-like figure, but instead hit squarely into here.
19th Apr '17 3:35:33 AM Vampireandthen
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** Indeed, an alternate name for the novel is the Modern Prometheus. However, the case could be made that Victor is the one who is actually responsible for much of the suffering that occurs due to his mistreatment of the Creature, which could, in a way, be considered his son. Thus, Frankenstein could be either one, and they could both be considered the villain for their actions.
3rd Feb '17 4:46:49 PM Sharlee
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* ArtificialZombie: He was pieced together from dead tissue by some (poorly-defined) means and given life.

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* ArtificialZombie: He In virtually all adaptations, he was pieced together from dead tissue by some (poorly-defined) means and given life.life. Questionable in the original novel, as Victor never states ''what'' he did with the gruesome research materials he gathered.
3rd Feb '17 4:42:45 PM Sharlee
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* HerrDoctor: He is of Swiss descent (hence his German surname) and is obsessed with the mysteries of creation and discovering them through the sciences. However, Victor never receives his doctorate in the book.

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* HerrDoctor: He is of Swiss descent (hence his German surname) and is obsessed with the mysteries of creation and discovering them through the sciences. However, Victor never receives his doctorate in the book.book, and his actual native language is French.
17th Dec '16 8:10:43 AM ironballs16
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* TheGrotesque

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* TheGrotesqueTheGrotesque: An unusual case, as Victor had gone to great lengths to choose only the ''best'' parts for each section of the monster's body (best eyes, best hands, etc.) - unfortunately, cobbling together the parts in such a manner meant that once the monster started ''moving'', he fell squarely into the UncannyValley.
26th Nov '16 8:33:31 AM ironballs16
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* UncannyValley: As described by Victor, who'd chosen each part to make the monster into an Adonis-like figure, but instead hit squarely into here.
10th Aug '16 6:58:15 PM Afununupa
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* CallingTheOldManOut: The point of the Creature's meeting with Victor is to do this.

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* CallingTheOldManOut: The point of the Creature's meeting with Victor is to do this. He also pulls another one after Victor backs out of his promise to make him a companion.



* DaddyIssues

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* DaddyIssuesDaddyIssues: Boy howdy...



* {{Foil}}: To Victor. Unlike Victor, the Creature doesn't have any family or friends who love him, is forced to live in the harshness of the wilderness, has to self-educate himself, and desperately wants to associate himself with the humans who reject him. However, both the Creature and Victor are [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroes]].

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* {{Foil}}: To Victor. Unlike Victor, the Creature doesn't have any family or friends who love him, is forced to live in the harshness of the wilderness, has to self-educate educate himself, and desperately wants to associate himself with the humans who reject him. However, both the Creature and Victor are [[ByronicHero Byronic Heroes]].



***Although it can be argued that, had the old man cared to, he could have put in a good word for the creature and set the rest of his family straight. In all likelihood, the old blind man simply allowed his family to convince him that what they saw trumped what he heard.



* MonsterSobStory: The Creature tells his back story to Victor over several chapters to entreat him into making him a mate.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.]]

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* MonsterSobStory: The Creature tells his back story to Victor over several chapters to entreat him into making to make him a mate.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After The creature after causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.world and realizing that he murdered innocent people for nothing.]]



* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After he's had enough abuse and mistreatment.
* TorturedMonster: He is fully aware of how much of an abomination against nature he is. [[spoiler: In fact, by the end of the book, it causes him to [[DrivenToSuicide consider suicide]].]]

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* ThenLetMeBeEvil: After deciding he's had enough abuse and mistreatment.
at the hands of shallow people, he creature takes a flying leap off the morality wagon.
* TorturedMonster: He is fully aware of how much of an abomination against affront to nature he is. Thanks to Victor's journal that he finds in the garments he took from his apartment, he also knows that even his own creator hates him and wishes he'd never existed.[[spoiler: In fact, by the end of the book, it causes him to [[DrivenToSuicide consider suicide]].]]



* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: An example and a subversion. The Creature doesn't turn on its creator until after its creator (and the local populace) turns on it. This makes the moral of ''Frankenstein'' less "Don't create life" and more "Don't create life if you don't plan to take care of your creation."

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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: An example and a subversion. The Creature doesn't Though the creature does eventually turn on its creator until his creator, he only does so after its creator (and the local populace) said creator, as well as ever other person he's ever encountered, turns on it. him. This makes the moral of ''Frankenstein'' less "Don't create life" and more "Don't create life if you don't plan to take care of your creation.of."
10th Mar '16 2:09:44 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Causes most of the damage in the novel in his pursuit of vengeance.
2nd Oct '15 9:35:44 PM nombretomado
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* InstantExpert: The creature is a blank slate... essentially a newborn but with motor skills. He learns to speak and read French fluently in less than a year of watching a family teach a foreigner. After just a few months he's already good enough to read ''Main/ParadiseLost!''

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* InstantExpert: The creature is a blank slate... essentially a newborn but with motor skills. He learns to speak and read French fluently in less than a year of watching a family teach a foreigner. After just a few months he's already good enough to read ''Main/ParadiseLost!''''Literature/ParadiseLost!''
22nd Oct '14 9:00:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: ApocalypticLog]]: [[spoiler: The entire story that Victor dictates to Walton is a verbal example of this, as it does end with Victor's death in a horrible situation that had been escalating for a while.]]

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* [[spoiler: ApocalypticLog]]: ApocalypticLog: [[spoiler: The entire story that Victor dictates to Walton is a verbal example of this, as it does end with Victor's death in a horrible situation that had been escalating for a while.]]



* [[spoiler:FinalSpeech]]: [[spoiler: The majority (about 75%) of the book is Victor relating his back story to Walton, who transcribes the story into a letter to his sister. Victor talks an awful lot for someone about to die from being acutely weakened by coldness and exhaustion.]]

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* [[spoiler:FinalSpeech]]: FinalSpeech: [[spoiler: The majority (about 75%) of the book is Victor relating his back story to Walton, who transcribes the story into a letter to his sister. Victor talks an awful lot for someone about to die from being acutely weakened by coldness and exhaustion.]]



* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: [[spoiler: At the very end of the book, he tells Walton he will commit suicide for being an abomination and having caused Victor to die.]]

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* [[spoiler: DrivenToSuicide]]: DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: At the very end of the book, he tells Walton he will commit suicide for being an abomination and having caused Victor to die.]]



* [[spoiler: MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: [[spoiler: After causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.]]

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* [[spoiler: MyGodWhatHaveIDone]]: MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler: After causing Victor to die of exhaustion by provoking him to chase him across the world.]]



* [[spoiler:SelfImmolation]]: [[spoiler:How does he plan to commit suicide? By setting himself afire on top of the Arctic Circle.]]

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* [[spoiler:SelfImmolation]]: SelfImmolation: [[spoiler:How does he plan to commit suicide? By setting himself afire on top of the Arctic Circle.]]
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