Frankenstein and the Jellyfish
Parenting is an often discussed topic in relation to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, particularly Victor’s lack of parenting towards his creation, but what about how Victor was parented? Alfonse and Caroline Frankenstein’s parenting style has much to do with Victor’s behaviour and ultimately can serve as a warning for readers to beware of bad parenting! Victor’s…
What would Mrs. Saville say?
Our initial introduction to Frankenstein has always intrigued me, particularly Mrs. Saville. I’ve often wondered what Mrs. Saville’s responses to her beloved brother’s letters would have been like. Would she be rapt with excitement? Concern? Horror? Walton gives us hints as to what he thinks his sister feels, but is he a good judge? He is, after all,…
Frankenstein Blog Guidelines
Modern reading theory emphasizes that the reader is a “meaning maker,” not an empty vessel to be filled with meaning by a teacher. Your blog is a place for you to explore what meaning the book has for you. You need to reflect on your reading. Write a blog of your thoughts. DO NOT summarize…