The Assignment is to read and critically reflect on Shelley's Frankstein, and whether the weather of the time influenced the writer.
Questions you might ask yourself:
Here's a letter to her sister: "One night we enjoyed a finer storm than I had ever before beheld. The lake was lit up — the pines on Jura made visible and all the scene illuminated for an instant, when a pitchy blackness succeeded, and the thunder came in frightful bursts over our heads amid the darkness."
The creature in Frankenstein is strongly associated with these thunderstorms. And, Bill Phillips says, the creature is also linked to cold throughout the novel. "He invariably meets his creator at the tops of mountains, in icy caves," he says. "Then at the end of the novel, they go into the Arctic Ocean and we're led to believe that they die as they drift off on an ice floe."
To write a 3-5 page paper which analyzes how the weather may have influenced the writing of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
You will be graded on clarity of your writing, quality of your composition, spelling, grammar, and syntax. See Matrix for more details.
If you ask people about weather and Frankenstein, they usually think of one thing: the scenes from the classic horror films, which show Victor Frankenstein in a storm, using lightning bolts to jumpstart his creation as he cries "It's alive! It's alive!"