Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Which Character Would Victor Resurrect Next?
For this class assignment, you will be required to take your reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or The Modern Promethus and apply critical thinking designed to implore creativity at the same time. Victor Frankenstein is the only character to have the necessary skill and knowledge to bring the dead back to life regardless of the form and condition. As you may have read the story, you should know that Victor Frankenstein brought the Creature into life and towards the end of the story, almost brings to life a mate for the Creature as well.
The question is: if given the chance, which other character would Victor Frankenstein have brought back to life?
Here are additional questions that you may want to ask yourself to present to the classroom: what specific reason would Victor have to resurrect the chosen character? What significance would that character hold for Victor? How would the story be affected by the revival of this character? Do you foresee positive or negative effect?
You will choose one character from the list below and use Microsoft Word, writing at least five (5) pages, double-spaced with font size of 12’ and Times New Roman. All of these characters were close to Victor Frankenstein (family, friends, mentors, etc.) and have all experienced a tragic death. This assignment will allow you to propose an alternate storyline and explore how these changes with characters could affect the story as a whole to the best of your abilities. You will be graded on the explanation of your choice in characters, the chosen character’s value towards the story of Frankenstein as well as the relationship with Victor Frankenstein, how the chosen character might view this resurrection first-hand, and finally examining your writing to correct any common errors before turning in your essay.
Please enjoy and have fun. Good luck!
– Caroline Beaufort
– William Frankenstein
– Justine Moritz
– Henry Clerval
– Elizabeth Lavenza
– Alphonse Frankenstein
– Doctor Waldman