Frankenstein Part II

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Part 2 of the course on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein takes up the issue of the viewing the text as an example of the romantic novel, a format that causes the reader to consider difficult questions. The narrator asks viewers to consider why Frankenstein's experiment failed. Was it because Frankenstein's aims were evil? Was it because he could not love his creation, or because he lets his ego dictate his motivations? Viewers are invited to post their responses to these very significant questions.

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  • The narrator models how using different lenses can influence a reading of and an analysis of a work of literature
  • Viewers are encouraged to develop their own analysis and post their arguments on the site


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