Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Chapters 15-16 Questions -

For each of these questions I would like you to explain beyond a simple yes or no. Use specific examples from the book whenever possible.

1. Do you think the monster had other realistic options for dealing with his feelings of isolation and anger?
No because he does not know right from wrong. he thinks its something to do to let his anger out and get Frankensteins attentions. He feels like he should let people know he is mad.

2. Up until this point there has been much "coincidence" that has lead the monster to Victor, for example, his finding Victor’s journal and happening to run into William in the woods. Mary Shelley has been criticized for relying too much on coincidence to advance the plot of this novel. Do you agree or disagree with this criticism? Explain your opinion.

i have mixed feelings about it. At sometime i agrre and others i disagree. you never know is Mary Shelley's novel whats going to happen.

3. Do you think Victor will comply with the monster’s request? Why or why not?

I think he will becuase the monster needs someone to love and humans wont love him back.

4. Do you think Victor should comply with the monster’s request? Why or why not?
I think he should so he will not have all this anger and start killing people. The monster will have a friend and wont have to act out.

5. Do you think the monster is guilty of murder? Why or why not.

yes because he got mad enough to kill. i know he doesnt know better but he has to have something inside that tells him its not right.

6. Do you think that Victor is partly responsible for William’s death? If no, why not. If yes, what should be his punishment?

No becuase the monster did it. Victor had no idea that the creation was going to kill people. I feel that victor should now help the monster but what happend happend.

7. At this point in the book, do you think the monster is truly a monster? Explain your answer.
no becuase he wasnt bad at firsted. He was very kind hearts an after he was shot, beat with a stick, and screamed at he became very mad and hurt so he took his anger out on whoever was close.
8. Do you excuse any of the monster’s actions because he was neglected by Victor and treated in such a cruel manner by other humans?

yes becuase he has no one to love him. Everyone is afried of him. Its not that fair.

9. Would you excuse another human being for his or her violent actions because he or she was previously neglected, abused, bullied or otherwise victimized? Why or why not.

No because they know right from wrong. They know its not ok to kill.

10. Do you think that Mary Shelley intended this novel to be critical of mankind’s scientific advancements? What kind of a statement do you believe she might be making?

She is trying to get throught that poeple jugde people on how they look. it should be whats on the inside that matters.