Assignment instructions: Thinking about masculinity and femininity, what are the differences between the representations of those ideas in the novel? Use specific examples. How do these themes affect the story overall, and what idea is Shelley trying to Convey? My teachers instructions: I wanted you to use specific examples/quotations from the text. Like the moment we talked about how the monster at the cottage used the women to help him learn about love/language, and they were simply there to teach him compassion. How women are used in the novel to teach and “parent”. We spoke heavily about the parenting idea.