MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN WRITING PROMPT Date: 10/12/2017
Suggested Time – 40 Minutes (Note: if you are completing this essay outside of class, please set a timer)
Oftentimes in literature a character faces a crisis of belief, a moment in which his faith in personal of institutional values is sorely threatened. This critical moment may result in a character’s overcoming these doubts and reaffirming beliefs, or succumbing to these qualms and abandoning them.
In a well-organized essay based on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein, illustrate how this critical moment either strengthens or dissolves the character’s faith in personal or institutional values, and show how his reaction to this crisis contributes to the meaning of the work as a whole.