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Frankenstein Character Analysis Quote Analysis Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies Story Structure & Cause &Effect $100 $200 $300 $400 $500 $600
Character Analysis $100 Name two ways in which a character is developed Appearance, how others perceive the character Dialog what other characters say about the character, what the character says in dialog with another Diction the way a character speaks Action Speech Conflict
Character Analysis $200 What device is used here? How does it add to the characterization of this character? “What may not be expected in a country of eternal light?” Bonus $100 What does light symbolize? Knowledge and discovery
Character Analysis $300 Write a detailed analysis of Elizabeth’s character based on her letter to Frankenstein in chapter XXII
Character Analysis $400 In the search for a good story, exposure to language, and connection to society, the Creature comes upon the book Paradise Lost “Like Adam, I was apparently united by no link to any other being in existence…Many times I considered Satan as the fitter emblem of my condition…” Chapter XV. Analyze the connections the Creature makes and what this tells him about his past, present, and future.
Character Analysis $500 What character says this? Which character does this parallel? How? “His love for his young wife might prove the stronger of the two; but it could only be by intertwining itself with his love of science, and uniting the strength of the latter to his own.” The Birthmark: Alymer parallels Victor by showing the passion for science overriding the relationship/ connection with family/loved ones/ society
Character Analysis $600 Characters are developed through other’s views. Explain how the following interpretations add to the complexity of Dr. Frankenstein’s character: “Hideous monster! Let me go. My papa is a Syndic – he is M. Frankenstein – he will punish you. You dare not keep me.’ “Frankenstein! You belong then to my enemy – to him towards whom I have sworn eternal revenge; you shall be my first victim.’
Quote Analysis $100 Who said this quote and why is it important to the development of the story? Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay To mould me Man, did I solicit thee From darkness to promote me?
Quote Analysis $200 Explain the analogy in the following quote. Who said it and what does this tell us about the character I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom. The monster: just as a snake who is quick to strike, deadly in its poison, the creature will rapidly attack Frankenstein in the moment when he is vulnerable.
Quote Analysis $300 Explain the development of the speaker’s tone and how it adds to the significance of the scene “Great God! Why did I not then expire! Why am I here to relate the destruction fo the best hope, and the purest creature of earth?..Everywhere I turn I see the same figure…Alas! Life is obstinate, and clings closest where it is most hated.”
Quote Analysis $400 Name the literary devices Shelly uses and the impact on the development of this character By the utmost self violence, I curbed the imperious voice of wretchedness, which sometimes desired to declare itself to the whole world Personification: By attributing wretchedness with a voice Frankenstein has admitted that his emotions have a supernatural power, the grief that he feels is great and speaks more for him than he is able to.
Quote Analysis $500 Identify Shelly’s message and the methods she employs to enforce that methods (style and devices). "Learn from me... how dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge, and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world, than he who aspires to become greater than his nature will allow."
Quote Analysis $600 Explain how the following quote brings together elements of Romanticism, Gothic, characterization and parallels the ideas presented in literary works before it: “…the fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.”
Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies $100 Two opposing forces man is in conflict with Society and nature Bonus $200 Cite examples from Frankenstein of each
Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies $200 “The spirits of the departed seemed to flit around, and to cast a shadow, which was flet but not seen, around the head of the mourner. What are two elements shown through this quote that exemplify Shelly’s style?
Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies $300 Name three elements of Romanticism that you have seen developed through Frankenstein and provide examples from the text.
Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies $400 Name an author and work of literature Shelly connects to in her novel and explain what philosophies those authors share Samuel Taylor Cooleridge Man and nature are bonded. Man has an irreversable effect on nature. Man needs nature Man is punnished by his acts on nature. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner”. John Milton: man belongs to his creator, man and his creator have a unique bond, both serving a purpose for the other: man-creator: he is to care for and tend the earth, creator-man: he is to mentor and guide man’s actions. “Paradise Lost”
Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies $500 What are some of the events that happened in Shelly’s life and time that you see recreated in her novel? Explain in detail two of these using references to the text.
Romantic elements and Shelly’s philosophies $600 What elements presented in Shelly’s novel do you see recreated today or in other forms of literature? Using comparisons to her philosophies and characters make connections to the current events in which you find similarities.
Story Structure $100 What are two literary terms used to describe this novel? What are their meanings Gothic: Epistolary Romantic
Story Structure $200 What did the initial letters from Robert Walton do for the structure of the novel? The letters set up a framework for the novel to take place. They introduced theme, character, setting, and philosophies held by Walton, and soon by Frankenstein.
Story Structure $300 What was the purpose of the letters from Elizabeth? Provide examples from the text.
Story Structure $400 Explain the persuasive elements the monster uses in his efforts to gain a companion from his creator.
Story Structure $500 How does the ending add to the theme and impact of the overall story? How does it continue the message started by Shelly in the first letter?
Story Structure $600 Authors create a word for the reader to experience a reality that is not our own to challenge our ideas and world views. Explain the causes and effects of the different narrators. Focus on the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
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