Feminism & Women in Frankenstein


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Who is Mary Shelley's mother?

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1. In Frankenstein, what feminist themes are explored in the story of the creature's birth?

2. In Frankenstein, the creature's request for a mate suggests what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Frankenstein is a name many know, but few understand the importance of this work in our history and literature. This quiz will help you gauge your understanding of Mary Shelley's family and society, the importance of male and female characters, and the key themes found in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley including:

  • Era in which it was written
  • Feminism
  • Shelley's family
  • Social gender roles

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the themes of the novel
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of gender roles during this time in Europe
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review and interpret information regarding the themes of feminism and motherhood as discussed in the book

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the lesson titled Feminism & Women in Frankenstein. This lesson covers key themes of the book including:

  • Mary Shelley's family life
  • Idea of male maternity
  • Free will
  • Societal gender expectations
  • Validating and strengthening womanhood