A.“As the night advanced, a fierce wind arose from the woods and quicklydispersed the clouds that had loitered in the heavens; the blast tore along like amighty avalanche and produced a kind of insanity in my spirits that burst allbounds of reason and reflection.” (Paragraph 13)B.“But how was I to direct myself? I knew that I must travel in a southwesterlydirection to reach my destination, but the sun was my only guide.” (Paragraph16)C.“I was oppressed by fatigue and hunger and far too unhappy to enjoy the gentlebreezes of evening or the prospect of the sun setting behind the stupendousmountains of Jura.” (Paragraph 24)D.“’Awake, fairest, thy lover is near—he who would give his life but to obtain onelook of affection from thine eyes; my beloved, awake!’” (Paragraph 35)10.As opposed to the rest of the book, which is written from Victor Frankenstein's perspective,this excerpt takes place from the monster's point of view. Knowing this, what effect doesthis change likely have on the text?A.This change to the monster's point of view is only to provide the audience withadditional and objective information unknown to Victor Frankenstein.B.This change provides a personal look into the monster's first person point ofview and allows the audience to better sympathize with his motivations,feelings, and plight.C.The change in perspective to the monster's point of view causes the audience tosympathize with Victor Frankenstein even more, upon reading from themonster’s evil and vengeful perspective.D.This change to the monster's first person point of view occurred to purposefullyfrustrate the reader with its limitations, just as the monster is frustrated with hisown.9
Discussion QuestionsDirections: Brainstorm your answers to the following questions in the space provided. Be prepared toshare your original ideas in a class discussion.1.Why do you think Victor Frankenstein abandoned his creation?2.In this excerpt, who is corrupt?3.In this excerpt, where do you see themes of power and vulnerability?4.Is the monster powerful or powerless, or both? Explain your answer.5.In the context of this excerpt, how does power corrupt? Use evidence from this text, yourown experience, and other art or literature to answer this question.6.Do you believe that the monster's revenge was justified? Is revenge ever justified? When?Cite evidence from this text, your own experience, and other literature, art, or history inyour answer.10
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