For this 800-1,000 word analytical essay, you will research and discuss the ways that Frankenstein fits within one of the following genres:
- Science fiction
- Gothic fiction
First, you will find two (2) scholarly sources that describe your chosen literary genre in detail. As you read Frankenstein, you will keep track of the ways that the novel fits into that genre.
Your final essay will contain an introduction, conclusion, and 3-5 main points. Each main point will:
- Introduce a key element of the genre, using one of your scholarly sources
- Give several examples (summary, paraphrase, or direct quotation) from Frankenstein that fulfill that element
Remember, these elements can be anything from plot to themes to literary style. For example, one classic element of Gothic fiction is the inclusion of supernatural experiences: does Frankenstein fulfill this element? One element of a tragedy is the pride of the hero: does Frankenstein fulfill this element?
800-1,000 word analytical essay
Introduction to the genre and Frankenstein, ending in a thesis statement
3-5 main points: each main point introduces a key element in the genre and illustrates how Frankenstein fulfills that element
Conclusion that restates main points
Works cited page that includes at least 2 scholarly sources and the novel Frankenstein