Act II, Scene VIII
-- The summit of Mount Etna -- the crater occupies the middle
of the stage -- near it is the path-way from below -- in very
distant perspective are seen the sea and towns at the foot of
Etna -- the volcano during the scene throws out torrents of fire,
sparks, smoke, &c. as at the commencement of an eruption.
(The MONSTER ascends from below, faint from loss of
blood and overcome by fatigue -- he is followed by FRANKENSTEIN,
whom he immediately attacks and stabs with the dagger he had
taken from his wound -- as FRANKENSTEIN falls, EMMELINE rushes in
shrieking and catches his lifeless body -- the MONSTER,
attempting to escape, is met at every outlet by SOLDIERS and
armed PEASANTRY -- in despair he rushes up to the apex of the
mountain -- they rush in and fire on him -- he immediately leaps
into the crater, now vomiting burning lava.