an antiquated branch of study, which encompassed a broad sense of studying how the world works. It maps most closely onto what we now call 'science', though other disciplines, such as math, were also included in this category.
houses for dead bodies.
in Shelley, the science of living things, and of life as a concept, in a broad sense.
a more general term in Shelley than it is today; it refers broadly to learning and knowledge.
a bias in favor of something.
the philosopher's stone
an object sought by alchemists, believed to be able to turn any metal into silver or gold.
Frankenstein Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Frankenstein is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
After his creation comes to life, Victor refuses to accept his obligation as the creator to his creation. He does not care for it, shelter it, provide it with food or love, nor teaches the creation. Eventually all the monster wants from the doctor...