12 February 2017

How the Weather Influenced 'Frankenstein'

  • What caused the bad weather that Mary and Percy Shelley experienced while on vacation?
  • What were some negative consequences of this weather around the world?
  • How did the real-life weather in Switzerland impact Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein”?
  • Describe the circumstances in which “Frankenstein” was written.
  • What does “Frankenstein” show us about the connections between climate and literature?
  • According to scholar John Clubbe, how does the story of “Frankenstein” parallel the story of global warming?

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