Day 2

Frankenstein Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How does the effect of Victor's isolation from family and friends at Ingolstadt echo his warning to Walton earlier on?

    Consider this discussion a natural evolution of the one preceding it in Day 1. Students should discuss Victor's isolation from his family as a driver of his growing obsession with natural philosophy and chemistry. They should observe that being alone over-inflates his thirst for knowledge to unhealthy proportions. Students may interpret his obsession to create a life as guided by his interest in some kind of deeper companionship (in addition to a passion for science). They may tie this back into Walton's own isolation and lust for knowledge.

  2. 2

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