Symbols & Symbolism in Frankenstein


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What is a symbol?

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1. What do fire and light represent in Frankenstein?

2. What do Shelley's references to Adam symbolize in Frankenstein?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Frankenstein was written during the Industrial Revolution, a time of change and unknowns. Mary Shelley captures this in the novel through the use of symbolism. Use this quiz to gain understanding about your knowledge of symbolism and how it is used in the novel.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will help you gauge your understanding of symbolism and the symbols used in Frankenstein, including:

  • Fire and light
  • Exploration and ambition
  • Adam and Eve

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on symbolism in Frankenstein
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of symbolism
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the plot of Frankenstein in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about symbols and their use in the novel

Additional Learning

To learn more about this novel, review the lesson titled Symbols & Symbolism in Frankenstein. This lesson goes into further details about the novel including:

  • Religion
  • Exploration
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