Food in Frankenstein | Mary Shelley

The food menu in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

The food in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is few, often reflecting the lonely and miserable existence of Frankenstein’s monster.

“Food, however became scarce; and I often spent the whole day searching in vain for a few acorns to assuage the pangs of hunger.”

  • soup
  • berries
  • nuts and roots as food

“I greedily devoured the remnants of the shepherd’s breakfast, which consisted of bread, cheese, milk and wine”

  • bread
  • cheese
  • milk
  • wine
  • brandy
  • vegetables (not defined)
  • oaten cake

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