Students should use the criteria from our blog post on the gothic protagonist to create a table. In this table, they should list traits, actions, and comments from Victor Frankenstein that they believe make him fit into the six descriptors of a gothic protagonist. They should supply evidence to support their ideas in each section of the table. This should be published on their personal blog.

 

Descriptors Traits Actions Comments
1. Has distinct contrasting qualities to their character.
2. Usually of a high social rank or holds a position of power.  overpowering

cocky

 

3. Often surrounded by devices the foreshadow something negative.
4. Driven by strong emotions rather than logic or reason.
5. Generally secretive or surrounded by an air of mystery. Secretive

Mysterious

Shady

Hidden

When he doesn’t tell us anything about his past.
6. Has a “need to know” or curious nature. Nosy

Intensly curious

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