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Teaching Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley (1797–1851) that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a hideous sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition was published anonymously in London on 1 January 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared in the second edition published in Paris in 1821. Shelley slightly altered the book when re-released in 1831. This is the 1831 version.

Mary Shelley
Project Gutenberg

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

Are we always responsible for our actions—or can other people be culpable?
STANDARDS:
RL.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RL.2 - Main Ideas, RL.3 - Characters & Plot, RL.4 - Key Terms & Tone, RL.5 - Text Structure, RL.6 - Point of View, RL.7 - Diverse Media, RL.9 - Compare Texts

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

1,2,3
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