In Mary Shelley’s book, Frankenstein’s monster reads Plutarch’s Lives, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Goethe’s Sorrows of Young Werther. These books give shape and context to the world that this child-like being is trying to understand.
Using works available now, what three works would you use to help the creature have a more successful view of the present world? [You may not use Shelley’sFrankenstein.] Give the titles and then explain in detail what the works would teach one.