Johnny Byrnes
Period. 5
Chapter 2 Debriefing
"(his father) came as a protecting spirit to the poor girl, who committed herself to his care." 
(Connection) The bond of love and trust between her and her father.
 "the genius that has regulated my fate" and "the fatal impulse that led to my ruin."
The realization that his intelligence and impulsive decision making is hindering him.

Elizabeth and Victor grow up together as best friends. Victor's friendship with Henry, a schoolmate and only child, grows as well, and he spends his childhood happily surrounded by this close circle. As a teenager, Victor becomes more and more fascinated by the mysteries of the natural world. He chances upon a book by Cornelius Agrippa, and becomes interested in natural philosophy. He studies the outdated findings of the alchemists Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus with enthusiasm. 

Discussion Topics:

Did he really have a good and healthy childhood?
What is more meaningful, family, or a very close group of people that you can trust with the world?

Vocabulary word: Occult: supernatural, mystical, magical beliefs, or a phenomena. (Noun)