Setting in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Video

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What ideal of the Romantic movement is suggested by Mary Shelley's use of setting in her novel?

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1. In Frankenstein, what does the Alpine setting of Victor's native Geneva reflect?

2. In Frankenstein, what does the setting of Ingoldstadt represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In Frankenstein, Shelley's inspired use of setting serves to emphasize the powerful impact of nature upon man, the struggle between the two, and how the environment in which we find ourselves helps to shape who we become. Use the quiz and worksheet combination to gauge your understanding of this material.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how much you know about the following using this worksheet and quiz combo:

  • Movement in which Mary Shelley was a leading figure
  • Significance of Victor's Alpine home
  • Effect of Victor's move to Ingoldstadt on the passions that drive him
  • The meaning of the Arctic setting in the beginning and end of the novel

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm your understanding of the role and significance of the various settings that Shelley uses in Frankenstein and its impact on both Victor and the monster
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about how Victor's character changed when he was removed from the beloved Alps of his youth
  • Information recall - retain the most significant points concerning how the surroundings in the ending of the book affect the monster

Additional Learning

For deeper insights into Shelley's classic, study the lesson titled Setting in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. You will study the objectives listed below and more:

  • Explore Shelley's use of setting as a reflection of her characters
  • Understand why the monster detests Frankenstein and seeks to destroy all that he loves
  • Examine Victor's conviction that science can or should overpower nature
  • Appreciate the artistic and philosophical role of nature as a focus of the Romantic movement
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