STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley People (both fictional and real-life) you should know from Frankenstein; explain who each character or person is next to his or her name : • Victor Frankenstein: He is the creator of the creature. • Henry Clerval: Frankenstein’s best friend • Elizabeth Lavenza: Lived with Frankenstein's family. • Robert Walton: Explorer who met Frankenstein on the arctic ice. • Margaret Saville: Recipient of a series of letters from her brother(Robert Walton). • Justine Moritz: Wrongly executed for the murder of young William Frankenstein. • Percy Shelley: real life british author and Frankenstein’s author’s husband. • Felix De Lacey: Unknowingly taught the creature to read and write. • Alphonse Frankenstein: • Mary Shelley: Author of Frankenstein. • William Frankenstein: A young boy who was the creature's first victim. While reading and studying Frankenstein , each student is required to fill out the answers to the Study Guide questions. You will use this Study Guide to study for the test. Do NOT lose your study guide!!! Introduction, Preface, Letters 1. Why did Mary Shelley write Frankenstein? She wrote the story because of a challenge by Lord Byron and her husband. Whoever wrote the best horror story was the winner. 2. What discussions influenced the development of her idea? She was listening to her husband talk about the nature of life, and the possibility of creating life.
3. In the preface, what does the author say she is trying to preserve? She is trying to preserve the truth of the elementary principles of human nature. 4. What is the structure, or form, of the novel? It is an epistolary novel. It’s written in forms of letters. 5. Who was writing the letters? They were written by Robert Walton. 6. To whom were the letters written? They were written to Walton’s sister, Mrs. Margaret Saville, in England. 7. Where was the writer, and why was he there? He was in the arctic, exploring unknown regions.
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