Trace and discuss the role of letters and written communication throughout the novel.
Discuss the presentation of women in the novel. Do Victor and the monster differ in their view of women, and if so, how?
Discuss the role of sickness in the novel. Victor often seems to fall ill after traumatic events. Is this a means of escape, and, if so, is it effective? Is there another explanation for his recurring illness?
Do the monster’s eloquence and persuasiveness make it easier for the reader to sympathize with him? Why do you think most film versions of the story present the monster as mute or inarticulate?