Monthly Archives: March 2012

Frankenstein: Novel Discussion Board #2


“How can I move thee? Will no entreaties cause thee to turn a favourable eye upon thy creature, who implores thy goodness and compassion? Believe me, Frankenstein: I was benevolent; my soul glowed with love and humanity: but am I not alone, miserably alone? You, my creator, abhor me; what hope can I gather from your fellow-creatures, who owe me nothing? They spurn and hate me. The desert mountains and dreary glaciers are my refuge. I have wandered here many days; the caves of ice, which I only do not fear, are a dwelling to me, and the only one which man does not grudge. These bleak skies I hail, for they are kinder to me than your fellow-beings. If the multitude of mankind knew of my existence, they would do as you do, and arm themselves for my destruction.” — The Creature, Chapter 10, Frankensten

Remember all that Frankenstein endures because he creates the creature and all that the creature suffers because he is created.  Using evidence from the story (at LEAST 2 relevant direct quotes), should Frankenstein create another being like the creature?  Explain in detail why he should or should not make a mate for the creature.


Epic Hero: Characterstics

Epic heroes undertake quests to achieve something of tremendous value to themselves or their society.  Beowulf’s first victory, which you read in class today, helps rescue Hrothgar’s kingdom.  Compare Beowulf’s journey, battle, and victory with a modern day hero that you admire.