After reading the “Letters” section of Frankenstein, why do you think that Mary Shelley started off Frankenstein the way that she did? Why did she frame her novel with the epistolary? What effect does that have on the rest of the novel? Also, why did she begin her “Letters” section in the specific setting that she did? Why is the setting of this “Letters” section of the novel important?
You must also use at least 4 direct quotations from the novel to support the claims that you make in your paper, cited with parenthetical references in correct MLA format “like this” (Shelley 17).