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Frankenstein Introduction Questions Preface Questions Questions for Letters 1-4
Preface Questions The Preface was written for the 1818 edition ofFrankenstein by Shelley's husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. This Preface certainly represents itself as being by the author of the book (which was published anonymously.) What influences on the story does the Preface mention? How does the Preface describe the origins of the story of Frankenstein? The writer of the Preface claims to have "endeavoured to preserve the truth of the elementary principles of human nature." What literary works does the writer list as conforming to this rule?
Letters 1-2 Who is writing Letter 1 (and all the letters)? To whom is he writing? What is their relationship? Where is Robert Walton when he writes Letter 1? Why is he there? What are his plans? How much time has elapsed between Letter 1 and Letter 2? Where is Walton now? What has he managed to do and what does he desire ? What does he tell us about himself? How does he describe the lieutenant and the master? What is the master's story? How does Walton respond to it?
Letters 3-4 How much time has elapsed between Letter 2 and Letter 3? Where is Walton now? How much time has elapsed between Letter 3 and Letter 4? What "strange accident" has happened to the sailors? Why does the man picked up by the ship say he is there? What shape is he in? What sort of person does he seem to be? How does Walton respond to this man? How much time has elapsed when Walton begins writing again? What has happened in the meantime? How does the man respond to Walton's project? How is Walton responding to the man? How much time has elapsed when Walton begins writing again? What has happened in the meantime? Why does the man agree to tell his story?