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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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