Essay Topic 1
Discuss Victor Frankenstein’s character motivations. Why does Shelley describe Victor’s childhood in such detail at the beginning of the book? How does this history inform his motivation? What impact does this knowledge have on the reader’s understanding of Victor’s motivations in creating his creature?
Essay Topic 2
Describe Victor’s initial reaction to his creature. What causes Victor’s reaction after the creature is animated? What did Victor expect? What does Victor write in his journal about this initial sight that later infuriates the creature?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Victor’s relationship with Elizabeth Lavenza. What is the nature of this relationship? Why does Caroline want her son to marry Elizabeth one day? How does Victor feel about this? How does this relationship influence Victor’s actions throughout the novel?
Essay Topic 4
Describe Victor’s relationship with Henry Clerval. How did the two meet...
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