Day 1

Frankenstein Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What are some of the things Robert Walton longs for, and how does the character of Frankenstein answer and respond to these longing?

    Students should discuss Walton's longing for companionship along his journey, and they should observe how the insertion of Frankenstein as a character begins to satisfy that desire. They should also discuss Walton's desire for exploration and discovery, despite potential risks and costs. They should then observe what Frankenstein has to say about lust for knowledge and adventure.

  2. 2

    What is the significance of the story structure that is set up in these letters and early chapters?

    Students should describe the layered structure...

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