Oxford Literature Companions: Frankenstein
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Oxford Literature Companions: Frankenstein

By Carmel Waldron, Peter Buckroyd
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Book Description

Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular GCSE set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characters, themes, language and contexts, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work with the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which
provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Plot and Structure
    • Plot
    • Structure
  • Context
    • Biography of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • The writing of Frankenstein
    • Historical setting
    • Social and cultural context
    • The Age of Enlightenment
    • Literary context
    • Critical reaction
  • Characters
    • Main characters
      • Victor Frankenstein
      • The creature
      • Robert Walton
      • Henry Clerval
      • Elizabeth Lavenza
      • Justine Moritz
      • Alphonse Frankenstein
      • Caroline Frankenstein
      • The De Lacey family
      • Margaret Saville
    • Minor characters
    • Character map
  • Language
    • Narration
    • Foreshadowing
    • Allusion
    • Allegory, parable, fairy tale and symbolism
    • Language and emotions
    • Figurative language
  • Themes
    • The outsider
    • Prejudice
    • The uses of knowledge
    • Language and communication
    • Nature
    • Love and family relationships
    • The divided self
  • Skills and Practice
    • Skills for the assessment
      • Understanding the question
      • Planning your answer
      • Writing your answer
    • Sample questions
    • Sample answers
  • Glossary
  • Back Cover
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