You will be assigned chapters to teach from the novel Frankenstein. Your assignment will be to lead the class discussion for your assigned chapter and report your research on some aspect, influence or relative theme in Frankenstein. The object of the lesson is to not only clarify the details of what is going on in those chapters, but also to look at the broader picture of character development, themes, allusions, and sociological/ historical influences.
For example, in the first four letters, Walton is doing more than just writing his sister, he is taking or making a “Romantic Quest” into nature to find out more about the meaning of the world, life and himself. In his quest, he finds another man making a similar journey (Victor) in isolation and in doing so befriends Victor and learns his story. If I had the “Letters,” I would research “Romantic Quest” and teach the class this supplemental aspect of the exploration of the time.