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    #Frankenfest – Week 5

    WELCOME TO WEEK FIVE! (Monday, 29th – Sunday, 31st) Well, it’s almost over….but don’t forget the giveaway! The monster tells Victor that it is his right to have a female monster companion. Victor refuses at first, but the monster appeals to Victor’s sense of responsibility as his creator. He tells Victor that all of his evil actions have been the result of a desperate loneliness. He promises to take his new mate to South America to hide in the jungle far from human contact. With the sympathy of a fellow monster, he argues, he will no longer be compelled to kill. Convinced by these arguments, Victor finally agrees to create…

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    #Frankenfest – Week 4

    WELCOME TO WEEK FOUR! (Monday, 22nd – Sunday, 28th) Well, this is it guys…the end is nye! What is everyone thinking so far? –Chapters 8, 9 & 10– Justine confesses to the crime, believing that she will thereby gain salvation, but tells Elizabeth and Victor that she is innocent—and miserable. They remain convinced of her innocence, but Justine is soon executed. Victor becomes consumed with guilt, knowing that the monster he created and the cloak of secrecy within which the creation took place have now caused the deaths of two members of his family. After Justine’s execution, Victor becomes increasingly melancholy. He considers suicide but restrains himself by thinking of…

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    #FrankenFest – Week 3

    WELCOME TO WEEK THREE! (Monday, 15th – Sunday, 21st) Well, we’ve finished the first several chapters, what are you thinking so far? –Chapters 1 & 2– The stranger, who the reader soon learns is Victor Frankenstein, begins his narration. He starts with his family background, birth, and early childhood, telling Walton about his father, Alphonse, and his mother, Caroline. Alphonse became Caroline’s protector when her father, Alphonse’s longtime friend Beaufort, died in poverty. They married two years later, and Victor was born soon after. Frankenstein then describes how his childhood companion, Elizabeth Lavenza, entered his family. At this point in the narrative, the original (1818) and revised (1831) versions of…

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    #FrankenFest – Week Two

    WELCOME TO WEEK TWO! (Monday, 8th – Sunday, 14th) Well, what did you think about the first few sections of Frankenstein? I found it vary interesting to get to know a bit about the characters and background…but I must admit… I am ready to meet the Monster and learn his story! –Preface– Frankenstein opens with a preface, signed by Mary Shelley but commonly supposed to have been written by her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley. It states that the novel was begun during a summer vacation in the Swiss Alps, when unseasonably rainy weather and nights spent reading German ghost stories inspired the author and her literary companions to engage in…

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    #FrankenFest – Week One

    WELCOME TO WEEK ONE! (Monday, 1st – Sunday, 7th) So glad you made it! I’m so excited to host this event. I’ve been wanting to read Frankenstein for so long. I slightly sort of know about the story but not really! So let’s change that! PREFACE & LETTERS 1-4 This week we will start at the beginning with the preface and letters. After reading, feel free to writing your thoughts in the comments below or waiting until next week when I will publish a summary and my own thoughts. At the end of the book, I will publish some discussion questions. –Download The Book– Loyal Books – download the audiobook…

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    #FrankenFest is Upon Us!

    Hello all! How’s your Autumn coming along? Today’s post will be all about Frankenstein & FrankenFest. If you haven’t heard yet, I will be hosting a month long Readalong/Tribute to Frankenstein in October. I haven’t read the book before and barely know the story, so I’m super excited to get into this event. So let’s get specific: