Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film


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What genre did Shelley pioneer with Frankenstein?

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1. What literary device further develops the story of Frankenstein as Victor's narrative within the story?

2. What is the prevailing theme in Shelley's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley wrote Frankenstein nearly 200 years ago, she probably never imagined how it would be interpreted and reinterpreted by other artists. This quiz/worksheet combo tests you on the literary devices used in Frankenstein, and how the theme and story of Frankenstein have translated to other works of literature and film.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Narrative styles used in Frankenstein
  • The fiction genre Mary Shelley started with Frankenstein
  • The characterization of Frankenstein's creature
  • Examples of Frankenstein in popular culture

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Frankenstein in literature and film
  • Making connections - use understanding of examples of Frankenstein in pop culture, and how they differ from the original source work
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the literary devices used in Frankenstein

Additional Learning

To learn more about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, review the accompanying lesson on Frankenstein in Literature & Film. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify modern examples of how the story Frankenstein has been retold
  • Understand the initial critical reception of Frankenstein
  • Understand the plot of Frankenstein and the literary devices used to tell the story