Great Books III Fall 2018

Frankenstein: the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

"The Will of Creation"

Reading/Discussion Schedule

November 5: pp. 1-71; November 8: pp. 72-136,

November 12 pp. 137-198

Reading/Discussion Prompts

November 5 

  1. Why does Victor create the creature?
  2. What is the creature's identity?
  3. How does this work connect with Paradise Lost?
  4. How does it connect with Kant? Voltaire?

November 8

  1. How are Victor and the Creature the same person?
  2. Who is the tragic hero of the novel?
  3. What is missing in the identity of Victor? of the Creature?

November 12

Bring your own questions.