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How is the theme of duality represented in Frankenstein and one other novel you have...

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kawaii93 | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 29, 2010 at 1:21 AM via web

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How is the theme of duality represented in Frankenstein and one other novel you have studied (Dracula)?

 

Could anyone help me with this please... my other novel is Dracula.

I am finding it difficult to begin my essay...and ideas about comparison.

Any ideas would be helpful.

Thanx :)

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jweaver12 | College Teacher | (Level 1) Adjunct Educator

Posted September 6, 2011 at 9:26 AM (Answer #1)

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When you are completing a comparison and contrast essay, you should begin brainstorming. I would first start with a Venn Diagram. If you are not familiar with a Venn Diagram, it is two circles that overlap in the middle. This creates a section for similarities and differences.

There are many avenues you could take in reference to these two novels. I would suggest using the Venn Diagram to reveal the theme of duality in terms of characters. Choose two characters from each book. Create the Venn Diagram for each set of characters (one for Frankenstein and one for Dracula). As you complete the Venn Diagrams, the similarities and differences between the characters should emerge as well as the similarities and differences of characters between the two novels.

Once you complete this brainstorming, you should be able to begin to formulate a working thesis.

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