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This guide will help English 102 students locate information on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Example themes in Frankenstein (not in any order)

  • alienation & loneliness
  • justice vs. injustice
  • nature vs. nurture
  • duty & responsibilty
  • appearances and reality
  • science & medicine
  • isolation or individual solitude
  • ethics of science
  • social class and marxism
  • knowledge (when is it too much?)
  • psychological approaches to critical inquiry
  • feminism
    (how is Mary's
    reflected in the novel?)
  • History (what is the historical context of the novel?)