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Published: 30/09/2019
KS4 KS5 | Prose
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Female characters in 'Frankenstein'

Discussion and note-taking activities designed to encourage students to develop a viewpoint about the representation of women in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Focused on KS5 or more able KS4 students.

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  • Look up each quotation and remind yourself who is speaking in each one and the circumstances. You could use an online version of the text to make your search easier: www.gutenberg.org/files/84/84-h/84-h.htm
  • What does each of these quotations suggest about the presentation of women in the novel?
  • What roles do the female characters fulfil in the text?
  • What do you think Shelley is saying about women, their roles and domestic life?
  • Where else do we see Shelley commenting on women?
   

See other resources: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


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