Great Books III Fall 2021

Frankenstein: the Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley

"The Will of Creation"

Reading/Discussion Schedule

November 9: pp. 1-71 ; November 12: pp. 72-136,

November 16 pp. 137-198

NY Times article about Shelley

Reading/Discussion Prompts

November 9 

  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 12

  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 16

Bring your own questions.