For this assignment you will write your Frankenstein application essay. Literary works like Frankenstein explore the “human condition” or experiences that humans encounter. You will choose one of these topics and explore it using secondary resources to learn more about the novel and its relevant social topics. You might find information about social issues in familiar sources such as magazines, newspapers, or social science journals.Make sure your sources are credible you do not want a random website or an encyclopedic website such as Wikipedia.Your sources will preferably be scholarly ones.
TOPIC: The creature argues that had someone properly guided him, he would not have been so wretched. Frankenstein argues that the creature was evil to begin with, so it would have been useless to teach him at all. What are some current debates especially in education where these kinds of arguments still arise? How much of behavior do you think is based on nature (how a person IS) and how much is based on nurture (what a person LEARNS or EXPERIENCES)? What examples from the present support your opinion? What do you feel is the truth? Why?
Hint: Develop a thesis that answers a question like this one: “How and how well does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein address existing personality traits versus how a person is taught to act?”
Your thesis statement and paper must address both the literary qualities and the social issues as you evaluate the novel,Frankenstein. However, keep in mind, your essay does not have to answer ALL of the questions listed under the topic. Only answer the questionsyou feel are the most relevant to the thesis statement. Develop your essay so it has a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Ensure that each of your claims is supported with valid evidence from the novel,Frankenstein, and at least three other credible external sources.Using proper MLA style, insert parenthetical citations and signal phrases for all borrowed information in addition to a Works Cited page for Frankenstein and your chosen external sources.