Frankenstein Essay

ESSAY ASSIGNMENT

Directions: Complete one of the following essay assignments. Read each one carefully before deciding on an essay. At the top of your work, please label which option you chose.

Option 1: Point of View

A frame narrative tells stories within stories. In Frankenstein, Mary Shelley provides a frame narrative by allowing Walton, Frankenstein, and the Monster a chance to explain their point-of-view at various times in the novel. Each of these narrations helps to influence the reader’s perception of the story.

This assignment has three parts.

First, in three well-developed paragraphs of at least 7 sentences each, explain the different perspectives of the story though the eyes of Walton, Frankenstein, and the Monster. How does each perspective help to build the overall theme of the story?

Second, in a paragraph of at least 7 well-developed sentences, explain which character you most identity with. Why are you drawn to this character?

Finally, in a paragraph of at least 7 well-developed sentences, explain your opinion of who the real “monster” is in the story. Why do you feel this way?

Option 2 Frankenstein

In an essay of at least 1000 words, answer the following:

With modern technology, is it possible to recreate Dr. Frankenstein’s experiment? Should it be pursued?

This assignment at least 1000 words and must contain evidence from the story to support your claim properly cited in MLA format. As well, three outside sources must be used to provide scientific evidence of the possibility of recreating Dr. Frankenstein’s experiment. These sources must also be properly cited in MLA Format. Remember the modern science has come a long way in the past 20 year alone in relations to organ transplants and prosthetics. Imagine the innovative possibilities 20 years into the future! Dig deep to find the evidence needed to complete the essay. Please check for spelling, grammar, and word choice errors before turning in the assignment.

Option 3: The Monster

How do people react to the Monster when they see him? Can you blame them? Are they right? How does this relate to the way people judge each other in modern society? Do you have compassion for the Creature? Why or why not?

This assignment is at least 1000 words and must answer the above questions in full. Please use evidence from the story to support your claim properly cited in MLA format as well as at least two outside sources. Please check for spelling, grammar, and word choice errors before turning in the assignment.