Frankenstein Prompts

  1. Throughout Frankenstein, Shelley uses the weather to symbolize the mood of a situation or the experience of a character.  Identify three specific examples of how the weather reflects the narrative and analyze the connection of each.
  2. Throughout Frankenstein, Victor’s own family is juxtaposed with Victor’s relationship to and treatment of the Creature.  Identify and analyze three specific instances where the contrast between the instances of nurturing and neglect is highlighted in the novel.
  3. Identify and analyze a theme of Frankenstein.  Find three specific examples from the novel that support this theme and explain each in detail.
  4. It can easily be argued that Frankenstein is a classic romantic novel.  Explain how Frankenstein embodies romanticism. You could also discuss the ways in which Shelley challenges romantic notions.

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