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Abuse
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INTRODUCTION
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Book Notes
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Andrew English
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Quick Review
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Frankenstein
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Frankenstein
Frankenstein
Frankenstein Protagonist: The protagonist in the novel is Victor Frankenstein. He is the main character who contends with the conflict in the novel. His decision to create life provides a problem that he attempts to escape but eventually marks his death. Antagonist: The antagonist in the novel is also the protagonist, Victor Frankenstein. Victor may have directed all of his hate and blame towards the monster he created, but is worst enemy lay within himself and his refusal to accept responsibili
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The Brethren
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------------------------------------ SUNDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN The Jack Benny Story by Jack Benny with Joan Benny Warner, $19.95, 302 pages ------------------------------------ The late Jack Benny wrote an autobiography that was known to almost no one. So few, in fact, that his only daughter Joan was surprised to find the finished manuscript among her mother\'s files after her death in 1983. Joan Benny has augmented her father\'s words with her own memories and some interviews accomplished expressl
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