Frankenstein Critical Thought Writing Assignment

Frankenstein evokes literary themes that arguably parallel those found in the development of western thinking along several dimensions, including: social norms, political organization, scientific advancement, and economic production. Using your own critical thinking in conjunction with the Frankenstein text itself and the historical material we have studied this semester, write a paper where you explore and develop potential analogies between the theme listed below and Mary Shelley’s book. Your analysis should be a minimum of 6 pages. Please refer to the grading rubric linked below for more detailed information on the specific expectations for this assignment. “Light” as representing humanity’s pursuit of knowledge, innovation and progress. “Darkness” as representing the absence of knowledge and progress. And “Fire” as representing the consequences of the pursuit of knowledge and progress gone wrong.