Book Club Message Board › Frankenstein Discussion Questions
This is the first time I've done this so if anyone has better questions feel free to suggest them.
1: What qualities of character does Victor Frankenstein have? Is he noble? A coward? Wise? Foolish?
2: What is Victor Frankenstein’s attitude toward life and death?
3: What does the monster want?
4: Is he justified in his revenge?
5: Is he inherently evil or does he become evil?
6: The title page contains a quote from Paradise Lost. How does this passage reflect the monster’s comprehensive world view, emotions, outlook and perceptions?
7: Did the monster develop a comprehensive world view? If so, describe it.
8: Did the monster have a soul?
9: What are some contemporary bioethical issues in the news that might be relevant to discussions of the themes in this book?
10: If you have seen any film adaptations of Frankenstein, how does it compare with the novel? Have you any thoughts on why the filmmaker excluded or included particular events or dialog from the novel?