Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

English Conversation Questions on Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

  • What is your overall impression of the novel “Frankenstein”?
  • What themes do you think are prominent in “Frankenstein”?
  • Do you think the character of Victor Frankenstein is a sympathetic one? Why or why not?
  • What do you make of the relationship between Victor and the creature?
  • Do you think the creature is more victim or villain in the novel? Why?
  • What role do you think the setting and natural environment play in the novel?
  • Do you think the novel has anything to say about the dangers of science and knowledge?
  • What do you think the novel is trying to say about human nature?
  • Do you think the novel is relevant to contemporary issues? If so, which ones?
  • Do you think the novel is more about responsibility or hubris? Why?
  • What do you think is the lasting legacy of “Frankenstein”?

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