Paired Texts > Excerpt from "Frankenstein": Chapter 10
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In this monologue excerpted from Shelley's famous novel Frankenstein, the monster scolds the scientist for letting power cloud his judgment.Pair "Excerpt from 'Frankenstein': Chapter 16" with "Excerpt from 'Frankenstein': Chapter 10" and ask students to compare the perspectives of the two excerpts. How does Frankenstein’s perspective of the events that took place compare to the creature’s point of view? What did the creature suffer through and how do students think it influenced his opinions on mankind?
In this short story, a man known only as "the boss" tortures a fly because he feels powerless about his son's death.Pair “The Fly” with "Excerpt from 'Frankenstein': Chapter 10" and ask students to discuss how power has the ability to corrupt people. How does the control that the boss exerts over the fly compare to the influence that Frankenstein has over his creation? Do students think that the boss and Frankenstein’s actions are wrong? Why or why not?
In this poem, a desperate speaker begs the gods to deliver someone to love.Pair “At A Window” with "Excerpt from 'Frankenstein': Chapter 10" and ask students to discuss causes for the creature’s loneliness. How has the creature been denied love since he was brought to life? How do you think Frankenstein could remedy this? Compare how the speaker of “At A Window” and the creature respond to this loneliness. How do they attempt to remedy it?
In "Miss Brill," a woman's day in the park has unexpected emotional consequences.Pair "Excerpt from 'Frankenstein': Chapter 10" with “Miss Brill” and ask students to discuss humans’ desire to connect with others. How does the creature in “Frankenstein” and Miss Brill attempt to connect others? How are they treated when they do this, and why? How does this affect them?