Annotation Guide to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

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Annotation Guide to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Characterization: As always you should track the evolution of Shelley’s characterization of major characters such as: Victor, the monster, Walton Additionally, track some of the minor characters, such as: Clerval, Elizabeth, Victor’s parents, Justine, the cottage family Settting Pay careful attention to the relevance setting plays in the lives of the characters. Watch for Shelley’s setting descriptions. Also track the relevance of the physical journeys made by Victor and the monster. Might watch for contrasting setting – significance of rural settings, urban settings,
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Unformatted text preview: natural/countryside settings, home vs. away Structure Note Shelley’s construction of the novel, including her use of the epistolary frame, first person narration, and the frame of the monster’s story. Motif Of course you will have motifs that will emerge as you read the novel. Here are a few you can be looking for: Ambition Familial love/relationship What gives power/what takes power away Power of nature Responsibility of knowledge Creation Male/Female roles Consequences of scientific progress Literary Context Look for traits of Gothic and Romantic literature...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State.

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