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Assignment | Frankenstein Annotated Bibliography (Pentecost): Getting Started

Spring 2019 | ENGL 1302 | Prof. R. Pentecost

Frankenstein: Themes & Keywords

  • Physical deformity
  • Ambition
  • Parental love and responsibility
  • Appearance versus reality
  • Science and ethics
  • Revenge
  • Social responsibility
  • Good versus evil
  • Feminism 
  • Horror and terror
  • Artificial life
  • Insanity
  • Existence of God
  • Childhood
  • Alienation and loneliness
  • Nature vs. Nurture
  • Pursuit of knowledge
  • Duty and responsibility
  • Justice vs. Injustice
  • Social isolation
  • Pride

Frankenstein - Characters

"This is a novel, or more properly a romantic fiction, of a nature so peculiar, that we ought to describe the species before attempting any account of the individual production."

--Sir Walter Scott's review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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Quick Take

What part of research do you find the most difficult?
Picking a topic: 17 votes (35.42%)
Narrowing my topic down: 1 votes (2.08%)
Forming a research question: 3 votes (6.25%)
Finding sources: 9 votes (18.75%)
Picking out good sources: 1 votes (2.08%)
Organizing my information: 8 votes (16.67%)
Writing citations: 0 votes (0%)
Writing my paper: 9 votes (18.75%)
Total Votes: 48

Research Process

Research process steps: 1, pick a general direction. 2, do some broad background research. 3, Select a specific topic and start your deeper research. 4, Let your research results guide your thesis and talking points. 5, Assemble your argumetn and evidence into a logical order. 6, Write, re-write, edit, and revise.