Great Books III Fall 2020

Frankenstein: the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

"The Will of Creation"

Reading/Discussion Schedule

October 26: pp. 1-71 ; October 29: pp. 72-136,

November 2 pp. 137-198

Reading/Discussion Prompts

October 26 

  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?

October 29

  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 2

Bring your own questions.