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Mary Shelley: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Mary Shelley was born in ________.
2. Her parents were Mary Wollstonecraft, a feminist philosopher and ________, and William ________, an anarchist and philosopher.
3. They had both been influenced by the ideas of the ________ Revolution and were part of a small ________ group which William Blake also belonged to.
4. Ten days after Mary's ________, her mother died, and her father married another woman, who, together with one of her ________, would be the cause of Mary Shelley's troubles for many years.
5. Her intellectual life was rich: her house was always full of famous writers, like the Romantic poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Percy Bysshe ________.
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Frankenstein: features
Tick the words or phrases related to Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus.
A: Alienation
B: Ambition
C: Dark castle
D: Letters
E: Love
F: Loneliness
G: Supernatural events
H: Poems
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Mary Shelley: life
Complete the text with the words below.

Mary's father welcomed Shelley heartily in their circle and the poet was immediately ________ by the beautiful and intellectual Mary Godwin. In July 1814 they fled to ________ and later Shelley decided to rent a country house on the banks of Lake ________ near Byron's villa, Villa Diodati. It was there that, in 1816, Mary started writing Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. The initial inspiration for this novel came to Mary as a waking dream or nightmare, as a result of the intellectual ________ of Shelley and Byron, and from her own ________. The novel was published ________ in 1818. In 1822 the Shelleys moved to Lerici, where one day Percy was caught by a ________ at sea and died. Mary went to England in 1823, where she continued to publish and write. She died in 1851.
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Frankenstein: plot and setting
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss ________ who creates a human being using parts of different ________, but the result of the experiment is tremendously ugly. The monster becomes a murderer and in the end he destroys his ________. The story is told through a series of letters written by Walton, a young explorer on an expedition to the ________ Pole, addressed to his ________. The events of the story happen all over Europe, from Geneva to the Alps, to France, England and ________, as well as at Ingolstadt University. The most important setting is ________, where Walton finds Frankenstein: this setting shows the states of mind of these two characters, who are depressed, empty and lonely.
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Frankenstein: origins
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Mary Shelley explains Frankenstein's origin at the end of the novel.
B: The author was influenced by the ghost stories she had read.
C: The writer took inspiration from the speculation about the re-animation of corpses or the creation of life.
D: The novel was written before the death of her mother.
E: Mary Shelley was terrified by a waking dream.
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Frankenstein: the influence of science
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Mary Shelley shared many of her parents' ideas concerning, among others, social justice and ________, and was also influenced Percy Bysshe Shelley.
2. She clearly likes the monster but is ________ of his actions: this is the same tension that characterised the English intellectuals' attitude towards ________ in that period.
3. She was also interested in science, and particularly ________, and she knew about the latest scientific theories and ________ in the fields of evolutionism and electricity.
4. Mary Shelley's thoughts on science in Frankenstein are rather complex: Frankenstein tries to create a human being through the use of ________ and chemistry, without respecting the rules of ________.
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Frankenstein: literary influences
Match the correct pieces of information.

1. A tale of a crime against nature: ________
2. A man in a primitive state, not influenced by civilisation: ________
3. A giant who challenges divine authority: ________
4. Self-awareness and education through experience: ________
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Frankenstein: narrative structure
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The novel
A: is told by different narrators.
B: is at first told by Walton, then by the monster and, in the end, by Frankenstein.
C: has only one receiver, Walton's sister.
D: presents four different points of view.
E: has an epistolary form.
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Frankenstein: themes
Read the passage below and find the six mistakes in it.

The main themes of the novel are the anxiety for forbidden knowledge; the figure of the overreacher, in the characters of the monster and Dr Frankenstein; the couple, as Dr Frankenstein and the monster are two aspects of the same being; the penetration of nature's secrets; the usurpation of the male role, since the creation of human beings becomes possible with the participation of women; social prejudices, here represented by Dr Frankenstein as an outcast.
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Frankenstein: the double
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The theme of the double links the three most important characters of the novel.
B: Walton is a double of Frankenstein since they are both unambitious.
C: Both Walton and Frankenstein want to overcome human limits, wish for loneliness and are proud of being different.
D: Frankenstein and his creature both suffer from a sense of alienation and isolation, both begin with a desire to be good but become obsessed with hate and revenge.
E: The creature is not the double of the creator, as Frankenstein rejects it.
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