Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein': An In-Depth Analysis


A detailed course exploring Shelley's most famous work as an A-Level text. Students will take part in discussions and debates to develop their critical analysis skills.

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Elena P

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Exercise

11 HOURS

11 LESSONS

Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein': An In-Depth Analysis

undergraduates

Course Overview



This is a course for students who are taking English Language and Literature at A-Level (AQA Exam Board) or have an interest in Mary Shelley's famous work and would like to investigate it more deeply. It is a detailed course that explores the book's content, social significance, as well as historical influences and encourages students to rethink any existing prejudices and assumptions. Throughout these lessons, students will look closely at Shelley's choice of language and character development across the novel. During this course, students will develop their critical analysis skills through discussions, debates and written work. The aim is that on completion of this programme, students will have a complete understanding of 'Frankenstein,' as well as a wider appreciation for Shelley's body of work.

Course Content



11 LESSONS

11 HOURS Total Length

Lesson 1

Plot Summary I: Walton’s Introduction and Ship, Victor’s Childhood and Ingolstadt

60 minutes

Lesson 2

Plot Summary II: Tragic Death For William and Justine and the Monster’s Perspective

60 minutes

Lesson 3

Plot Summary III: Victor’s Promise of a Female Monster, Betrayal, Elizabeth’s Death and Return to Walton’s Ship

60 minutes

Lesson 4

Character Analysis I: Victor Frankenstein and The Flawed ‘Hero’

60 minutes

Lesson 5

Character Analysis II: The Monster, Villain or Victim?

60 minutes

Lesson 6

Character Analysis III: Side Characters, Walton, Elizabeth and Henry Clerval

60 minutes

Lesson 7

Themes in Frankenstein: Knowledge and Discover, Justice and Prejudice

60 minutes

Lesson 8

Form: Romanticism and Gothic Literature in Frankenstein

60 minutes

Lesson 9

Structure: Multiple Narrators, Embedded Narrative and Chronology

60 minutes

Lesson 10

Language Choices: Motifs and Symbols, Allusions

60 minutes

Lesson 11

Further Historical Influences: Galvanism, Mary Shelley’s Background and Personal Relationships

60 minutes

Key Skills


Grammar

Text Analysis

Critical Thinking

Educator


Elena P

English, Maths and Physics Educator

Elena plans and executes tailored lessons to address misconceptions and areas for development, so her students can achieve great results.