We recommend you several steps to write a good essay on the Frankenstein novel.
The First Step.
Reading the Novel of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
(And Watching at Your Wish Frankenstein Film)
As you know, a brief summary of the book doesn’t substitute the whole literary work. You may read a shortened version of the novel only after that having read the whole text, otherwise you will miss some important details which can help you to write a good essay. If you wish, you can also watch Frankenstein film.
The Second Step.
Choosing the Direction of Writing a Frankenstein Essay
Look through these questions.
1. What is your favorite character of the Frankenstein Novel? Why?
2. Is Victor Frankenstein an ambivalent character? What are his positive and negative traits?
3. Can you compare Victor Frankenstein and the monster created by him?
4. Should the scientists be responsible for the negative consequences of their inventions? Prove your point of view, using the plot of the novel of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
5. Was it possible to avoid the tragic events? What could be done on the stage of invention a monster? on the stage of struggling the younger brother of Victor Frankenstein? on the stage of the second meeting the scientist and his monster?
6. Can you compose you own happy end to the novel about Frankenstein? Which one of these questions (or groups of questions) is the most interesting to you? Choose it to give a detailed answer on.
The Third Step.
Writing a Frankenstein Essay
The First Variant. Suppose you have a desire to give a detailed answer on the fifth group of questions (Was it possible to avoid the tragic events? What could be done on the stage of invention a monster? on the stage of struggling the younger brother of Victor Frankenstein? on the stage of the second meeting the scientist and his monster?). In this case your Frankenstein essay will contain the elements of problem solution essay. Imagine that you are well experienced psychologist and Victor Frankenstein turns for your professional aid. Make the list of tips for the young scientist:
1. You should speak with your monster.
2. You should read him kind and didactic stories.
3. You should encourage your monster to have a hobby for keeping him busy and occupied. E.g. you may teach the monster to embroider the towels, as such a needle-working helps to relax and tune in a positive way… After that, make a fundamental analysis of all the tips.
The Second Variant. Suppose you have chosen the fourth question for writing a Frankenstein essay (Should the scientists be responsible for the negative consequences of their inventions? Prove your own point of view, using the plot of the novel of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus). In this case your Frankenstein essay will contain the elements of an argumentative essay type.
1. An Introduction Paragraph You may start your Frankenstein essay unexpectedly, describing the negative consequences of Victor Frankenstein’s invention: “A strangled boy, an innocently executed girl, a sick boy, constant fears and several mysterious deaths… It is not a killer, who is guilty of all these terrible and strange events, but a young scientist whose name is Victor Frankenstein'.
2. Body Paragraphs Remember that you have to explain the both points of view in the body paragraphs of your essay, as you write an argumentative essay type.
2.1. The First Body Paragraph You may start the supporting paragraphs of your Frankenstein essay with explaining the opinion which is diametrically opposed of yours. For example, if you are sure that scientists should be responsible for the negative consequences of their inventions, you have to demonstrate that you understand the difficulties to prosecute the cases of so called “bad' inventions and discoveries.
2.2. The Second Body Paragraph Give the other point of view (which is your own) in the second body paragraph. It has to be more convincing than the previous opinion. To prove your own point of view, use the plot of the novel of Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus.
3. A Conclusion Paragraph Summarize all the information in your concluding paragraph. Say that if Victor Frankenstein hadn’t been so nervous and irresponsible, there would not be so many tragic events.
The Fourth Step.
Giving a Title to Your Frankenstein essay
Give a title to your Frankenstein essay when it is already written. Just reread your essay and some good ideas will come to your mind.