Van Helsing vs. Victor Frankenstein: Character Traits & Differences


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How do Abraham van Helsing in Dracula and Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein differ in terms of their relationship to the monster?

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1. What characteristic do van Helsing in Dracula and Victor in Frankenstein share?

2. The monsters van Helsing in Dracula and Victor in Frankenstein fight differ in what key aspect?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The characters of Abraham van Helsing from Bram Stoker's Dracula and Victor Frankenstein from Marry Shelley's Frankenstein have a few notable differences and similarities. Complete this assessment to discover how well you can compare and contrast these two iconic characters.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With this assessment, you will test your understanding of:

  • Differences between van Helsing's and Frankenstein's monsters
  • Motivations of the two characters
  • Van Helsing's and Frankenstein's family history
  • Social positions of van Helsing and Frankenstein

Skills Practiced

This assessment will also test your abilities:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the characters of Dracula and Frankenstein
  • Making connections - use understanding of the motivations of these characters
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding van Helsing, Frankenstein, and their monsters

Additional Learning

For a review of how van Helsing and Frankenstein compare and contrast complete the lesson Van Helsing vs. Frankenstein: Character Traits & Differences. From this lesson, you should get a better understanding of:

  • Relationships between van Helsing, Frankenstein, and their monsters
  • The threats of these monsters
  • What Shelley's and Stoker's stories represent
  • Careers and families of van Helsing and Frankenstein