List Of 15 Topic Ideas For Your Research Paper About Frankenstein

Nearing the end or having just recently completed the novel “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley is such a sad time. Sad as it is the novel's end, the leaving behind of many a great or highly developed characters. Also, it is sad because it is almost homework assignment time.

This book, by Shelley, is most often followed up with the assignment of writing an essay, primarily as it can be used year after year with only slight changes in the curriculum. That being said, the following 15 ideas for your paper about Frankenstein have been drafted to give you thought as to where one might begin narrowing down a topic.

  1. Find and discuss the letters or written communications found within the pages of Frankenstein. Why are they important? Why are they unimportant?
  2. Compare and contrast two of the reactions of both Frankenstein and Victor? What are the dominates compared and those contrasted? What is the importance?
  3. At what point did the moral compass of Victor become tainted and finally lost? Could this have been prevented? If so how?
  4. What responsibilities of parenting, good and bad, are seen in Frankenstein?
  5. Research the differences in the 1818 and 1831 versions of Frankenstein.
  6. Compare and contrast Frankenstein with Dolly, the sheep.
  7. Was Frankenstein an abomination? Yes or No? Why?
  8. What was the force/cause behind the turning of Victor Frankenstein?
  9. Can overindulgence affect lives? How compared to Victor from Frankenstein?
  10. What are the name(s) of the narrators? How many are there? Why do each have an existence?
  11. Frankenstein’s look gives him a monstrous feel. Is he the real monster? If not who is the real monster of the story?
  12. Foreshadowing is present throughout the book. How does it differ between Walton, Victor, and monster?
  13. What roles are shared between Frankenstein and that of modern science?
  14. Research the levels of change seen in monster throughout the book and describe them in detail.
  15. Knowledge has a key role in the various of both good or evil. Describe with whom and who it is seen in the book.

The classic novel of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley has been the source of many classroom studies, discussions, researchers, and papers over the years. The fact the book was written with so many angles and diverse meanings makes it a favorite of those teaching and being taught alike.