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Frankenstein by Mind Map: Frankenstein

1. Victor Frankenstein discovered the secret of bringing things to life. He used body parts from a cemetery and assembled a "creature" that came to life.

1.1. Upon seeing his creation, he ran in fear, abandoning him and becoming ill. This forced the monster to defend itself.

2. Victor Frankenstein is chasing a monster at the North Pole and meets Captain Walton, who is on a scientific expedition.

2.1. Victor tells the story of his life to stop Walton from making the same mistake he did in seeking glory at all costs.

3. The monster sought companionship and love. However, because of his hideous nature, he found only rejection.

3.1. He hides and, through a magic eye, learns about the world, but is never part of it.

4. The monster longs to make Frankenstein feel his pain. After killing Frankenstein's younger brother William, the monster forces Frankenstein to make a bride.

4.1. When Victor breaks his promise, the monster kills his friend, Clerval, and then Victor's wife, Elizabeth, leaving Frankenstein alone in the world, as well as the monster.

5. The nature of the monster is a direct result of its isolation, rejection and fear. Being left to learn basic human tasks on its own caused its evilness.

5.1. The monster's life could have been different. If Frankenstein had cared for him as his creator instead of abandoning him, the monster would have been created in a beneficial way.

6. Out of revenge, Frankenstein tracks the monster to the North Pole. It is here that he comes across Walton and his expedition. After telling the crew this unbelievable story, he dies.

6.1. The monster tells Walton that he intends to kill himself by setting himself on fire.

7. In the end, Walton leaves with his expedition because of the moral of the story: some scientific advances are not worth the cost.