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Frankenstein Teaching Unit
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- Mary Shelley entitled her story Frankenstein or, the Modern Prometheus. After reviewing the story of Prometheus, who was punished by Zeus because he stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind, explain what she must have had in mind with this subtitle.
- Comment on the author’s style of writing, mentioning what you believe to be its most salient characteristics. What makes her style so different from the style of other novels?
- In your mind, whose sins are greater, Victor Frankenstein’s or the creature’s?
- What elements in this novel are good examples of Romanticism?
- To what extent is Frankenstein a good example of a Gothic novel?
- This novel appeared at the very earliest stage in the history of novel writing. What can you point to in the construction of the book to prove this?
- From comments he has made, state what Victor Frankenstein believes to be his biggest sin.
- Explain how Shelley presents the traditional Romantic view of nature.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students Questions suitable for essay topics or discussion Vocabulary lists Muliple-choice and essay test with answer key Introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.