Allison Williams Explains Her Love for Frankenstein's Monster

Ah, but who is the real monster in Frankenstein? Actress Allison Williams shares her reasoning for why Mary Shelly's horror story should be included in The Great American Read series. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Use the video to garner interest in reading the novel
  • After finishing the novel, have individuals craft a persuasive essay in which they identify the real monster and support their claim with evidence from the text
Classroom Considerations
  • One of five Frankenstein resources available from PBS
  • Williams notes that an 18-year-old girl wrote one of the first, and maybe the most famous, science fiction novels
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