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Transcript of Frankenstein

Frankenstein
by Mary Shelley
FRANKENSTEIN
by Mary Shelley
60 Second Recap
Student-Made
Mary Shelley Bio
Origins of
Frankenstein
What dilemmas do scientists face today?
Is it
ethical
to experiment
on people?
Why are people
sometimes cruel
to those who look or act unusual?
How does cruelty
lead to MORE cruelty?
Romanticism
DRAW a quick thumbnail sketch of the painting in your WNB.

WRITE a brief description of the painting.
What is the most dominant image? What is on the periphery? Include discussion of color, medium, and style.

WRITE a brief analysis of the painting based on your description above.
Why do you think the painter choose to make certain images dominant and others marginal? Does the painting evoke a certain mood or theme? How? Why? How might the title of the painting affect the analysis?
Work of art from the Romantic era: Caspar David Friedrich’s 1818 painting "Wanderer above the Sea of Fog."
Characteristics of Romanticism
Frankenweenie Trailer
Frankenweenie Part I
Element 1 Belief in the individual and common man.
Element 2 Love of (respect for) nature.
Element 3 Interest in the bizarre, supernatural and gothic.
Element 4 Interest in the past.
Element 5 Looks at the world with more than reasonable
optimism (rose-colored glasses).
Element 6 Faith in inner experience and the power of
the imagination.
Essential Questions:
What consequences do we face when we don't take responsibility for our actions?

How does a lack of compassion and understanding lead to prejudice and stereotyping?

How can scientific advancement and discovery be both good and bad?

What is the relationship and/or responsibility between creator and creation? - PLAY WITH THIS MORE
Human Cloning
In your WNB, write a paragraph answering the following questions:

What do you think about the idea of cloning (or creating an exact copy of) animals?

What do you think about the idea of cloning humans or embryonic stem cell research?

What positive effects could these have? What negative effects could these have? Answer on the sticky notes--
Start Here!
Chapter Summaries & Analysis
Teachers' Resources:
Robert Walton is writing his sister, Margaret Saville, to let her know he is in Russia. He will be embarking on his trip to the North Pole--a lifelong dream--in June (it is currently December). He wants GLORY and to go down in the history books.

He is concerned that he may never return from this voyage, as it is quite dangerous. Why would this be?

This letter tells us that NATURE/BEAUTY are going to be an integral part of the novel.

It also tells us that AMBITION is going to be an important part of the novel.
Chapter Summaries and Analysis
Second letter: March 28th of the following year, from Archangel, Russia, Walton describes himself as lonely. He worries that his refined upbringing has made him too sensitive for the “brutality” of life at sea.

He confesses his “romantic … love for the marvellous” and his passion for the dangers of the sea, which he attributes to his fondness for Coleridge’s poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.”

This shows that his "love" for the sea and adventure come from poetry and books-- this is a pretty naive and romantic way to approach life.
July 7th, this short letter describes Walton’s journey so far as a “triumph.”

Sheets of ice in the ocean suggest worse conditions may soon threaten.

Walton closes his letter with the rhetorical question, “What can stop the determined heart and resolved will of man?”
What could be the answer to the above question?
Walton spots a "savage" on a dogsled. Who is that?

The next morning, he spots another man. This man comes aboard the ship, and Walton writes to his sister that he will write down the stranger's story...thus begins the main narrative of Frankenstein.
Letter One:
Letter Two:
Letter Three:
Letter Four:
Daily Lessons!
Background/Context
"Decoding the Past: 'The Real Frankenstein' "
The History Channel
(44:38)
Romanticism in Art
Step 1:
Create a 'SEE-THINK-WONDER' Chart in your WNB. It should look like this...
SEE THINK WONDER
Image #1:
'The Raft of the Medusa'
SEE:
At first glance, what do you see? What do you notice? - (*There's a lot going on!)

THINK:
Based off the things you see/notice, what do you think about them? What's going on?

WONDER:
Thinking deeper, what do you wonder about this image? What might the message/idea be? What is the artist trying to convey?
Context/Time Period:
http://video.scholastic.com/services/player/bcpid1842760475?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAAFv844g~,BASb5BU03X_eIBnnf4N2avlw_27bwH8g&bctid=1873371972001
Video: "The Electrifying Age of
Frankenstein
" (2:40)
I'm the kid on the block
With my head made of rock
And I ain't got nobody
I'm the state of the art
Got a brain a la carte
I make the babies cry
I ain't one of the crowd
I ain't one of the guys
They just avoid me
They run and they hide
Are my colours too bright
Are my eyes set too wide
I spend my whole life
Burning, turning
I'm a teenage Frankenstein
The local freak with the twisted mind
I'm a teenage Frankenstein
These ain't my hands
And these legs ain't mine
'Teenage Frankenstein' by Alice Cooper

Rationale: Mary Shelley wrote this story at a very young age, there have been many critics who have made connections between the tragedies in Mary Shelley’s life and the events in her story. This song also makes connections between the life of a teen who feels he or she does not belong and the “monster.” This text can be used to a make a direct connection between how a teenager might feel just like this hideous “monster” in a centuries old novel. Considering Shelley was hardly older than students in the class when she wrote the story, it is relevant to draw connections between feelings students might have about themselves, and feelings the “monster” has about himself.

Use of Text: This text can be used in conjunction with background knowledge of Mary Shelley and the circumstances in her life that prompted her to write Frankenstein. Students would be given the lyrics to this song and asked to write a brief piece making connections between the “monster” and the teen in the song. This would happen directly after students finish reading about how society reacts to the “monster” when he tries to help others. Students will bring their pieces in to be discussed as a class the following class meeting. This will be a whole class discussion that will encompass their responses, and then begin to talk about how other groups of people might identify with the “monster.”
We are going to listen to an Alice Cooper song called 'Teenage Frankenstein'.

From the song title alone, what do you think the song might be about? What themes might be explored?
The song that compares the teenage feelings of not being understood and not belonging to the life of Frankenstein’s “monster.”

The teenager/speaker in the song feels that he physically and mentally does not fit in society and is therefore rejected by society, left to lurk in the darkness.
Got a synthetic face
Got some scars and a brace
My hands are rough and bloody
I walk into the night
Women faint at the sight
I ain't no cutie-pie
I can't walk in the day
I must walk in the night
Stay in the shadows
Stay out of the light
Are my shoulders too wide
Is my head screwed on tight
I spend my whole life
Burning, turning
I'm a teenage Frankenstein
The local freak with the twisted mind
I'm a teenage Frankenstein
These ain't my hands
And these legs ain't mine
WARM-UP:
Issue of Human Cloning & Stem Cell Research
News Articles (Supplementary Handouts):
LiveScience: Human Cloning? Stem Cell Advance Reignites Ethics Debate
NPR: Scientists Clone Human Embryos To Make Stem Cells
NPR Podcast (5:23):
http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=183916891&m=184261872
Over the next day or two, we are going to read two articles that discuss the issue of human cloning and stem cell research. We will perform a close read of the articles and fill out a K-W-L chart in our WNB's about the topic.
In your WNB, make a 3-column K-W-L chart
K W L
What do I
already know
about the topic?
What do I
want to know
about the topic?
What did I learn
about the topic?
Stem Cell Research is a hot topic/issue in the news and politics.

Dolly the Sheep was cloned in the 1990's.

Big debates in politics over funding of stem cell research!

Stem Cell research can help to treat diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's [ongoing research].
How does cloning work?

How close are scientists to actually cloning a full-out human being?

What do critics claim about the issue?
[To be done AFTER reading of the articles!]
Possible Questions for Discussion:

Is cloning animals ethical?
Is cloning humans ethical?
Is there a difference in ethical standards when it comes to cloning animals vs. cloning humans?
What potential does cloning have for humans?
How can cloning both help and hinder medical research?
Should legislation be passed to further restrict genetic experimentation? Why or why not?
Is it ethical to clone animals as suppliers of human organs?
Why might this technology and experimentation, in the words of Rhee Shang-hi, "'damage the integrity of human life'"?
What purpose does creating technology like that discussed in the article serve if the experiment is halted once it is known that it would potentially work?


Day 2: Romanticism & the Gothic
In your WNB, answer the following questions:

1) From the two articles on cloning, what is the main idea or argument? How do the authors convey that? What themes are explored?

2) What is a theme in literature? - Define theme.

3) What do you think it means to be a 'Romantic'?

4) List everything you already know about Romanticism, the Gothic, and the Supernatural.
WARM-UP:
What is Romanticism?
What is the Gothic?
Interest in the common man and childhood
Primitivism: people are good by nature but corrupted by civilization
Childhood and emotions are the most ‘natural’ of human ideals

Strong senses, emotions, and feelings; strong passion
Emotions are more reliable than reason

Awe/appreciation of Nature
Nature is supreme and should be glorified
letting the self out of vast expanses; little people surrounded by vast landscapes

Individualism & Celebration of the Individual
Prized Individualism and self-expression
Time for self-reflection and meditation

Importance of Imagination

Feeling as opposed to form
Asymmetry
Quit following 'conventional forms'; instead carved out new forms to display their expression and thought
Writers perceived themselves as sensitive & unappreciated
Coined the term 'suffering artist'

Political & Social Change
inspired by French Revolution of 1789
impulse to reject traditional forms has everything to do with cultural nationalism
Literary, artistic, and philosophical movement originating in the 18th century.
From approximately 1798-1837
Began as a reaction against Enlightenment ideals and neoclassicism
Neoclassicism (ideas):
Literature is an art that requires long & careful study
Imitation of 'masters' of art & literature for inspiration and guidance
Adhere to strict conventions and rules of the genre
Humanity is imperfect and limited
Enlightenment: emphasis on reason & faith
Romanticism says that we no longer need reason or faith; simply experiences & emotion

Romantic Authors:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
William Wordsworth
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mary Shelley
Lord Byron
John Keats
Edgar Allan Poe
Walt Whitman
Mary Shelley
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Lord Byron
At first, glance, what things do you see?
From the things that you see/notice, what about them?
What do you wonder about these things?

What deeper meanings might there be?
Mary Shelley Background
In your WNB, answer the following questions:

What is Romanticism? - What does it mean to be a 'Romantic'?

What are some of the key aspects/characteristics of Romanticism?

What is the Gothic? What characteristics make up a Gothic novel?

Listen to Katy Perry's song 'Firework' & listen closely to the chorus of the song. - How are these lines related to Romanticism?
WARM-UP:
Mary Shelley
Writing Frankenstein
Published in 1818

Shelley's first and most famous novel

Wrote
Frankenstein
when she was only 19 years old

Written as part of a 'contest'

Published
Frankenstein
anonymously; didn't put her name on it

Readers & reviewers/critics assumed it had been written by Percy Shelley since he wrote the Preface

Revised 2nd Edition came out in 1831
This time, Mary Shelley wrote the Introduction & attached her name to the novel
The Story Behind Frankenstein
According to legend (& Mary Shelley's own narration) in the summer of 1816, Mary & Percy Shelley were living near Lord Byron and his friend near Lake Geneva in the Swiss Alps.

Having been close, the four vacationed and hung out together

According to the story, the four of them were sitting around reading ghost stories to each other one weekend (perhaps around a campfire)

After hearing so many ghost stories, Percy suggested they have a contest among themselves and that they each write their own ghost story to see whose was best/the scariest

Mary couldn't think of an idea or had no inspiration for days (she starts last-minute, so to speak)

Overhears Percy & Lord Byron talking about the possibility of using electricity to create life, artificially; ideas drawn from a theory known as Galvanism

Having overhearing this, Mary gets an idea and locks herself away, starting work on
Frankenstein
and writing the entire book in a weekend's time
1797-1851

Daughter of William Godwin & Mary Wollstonecraft
William Godwin: famous political philosopher & social theorist
Mary Wollstonecraft: most-famous female author/figure of the day; feminist; author of
"A Vindication of the Rights of Women"

1814: meets Percy Bysshe Shelley, the British poet
At the time, Percy is estranged (still legally married) from his first wife
Relationship is taboo for this time period since he's still married
Mary & Percy finally wed in 1816 after his first wife died
During their marriage, the two traveled Europe (Switzerland, Germany & Italy) visiting friends and studying literature, language, music, art & writing

Gave birth to 4 children within 5 years; 3 of them died as infants (only 1 survived)
1622: Percy dies, unexpectedly, in a freak boating accident

Frankenstein
(1818) was her first & most famous novel
After Percy's death and to support herself after
Frankenstein
, published other stories
None, however, as famous as
Frankenstein
Other works dealt with similar themes & in keeping with the genre
i.e.
The Last Man
(1826): futuristic story about the destruction of the human race
Frankenstein
Overview - 60 Second Recap (1:22)
Novel Overview/Introduction/Elements
Type of novel/genre popular between 1760 and 1820

Gothic architecture defined by pointed arches & vaults, stained glass windows, flying buttresses, etc.

Term came to apply to literature because many novels of the genre take place in Gothic-styled architecture; term carried over

Main ingredients:
Mystery
Horror
the Supernatural

In literature,
Gothic is defined as a genre with works that feature a dark, gloomy atmosphere, emphasize the unknown, and inspire fear
Gothic novels typically feature wild & remote settings
Plots involve violent or mysterious events

Frankenstein
is an example of a Gothic novel!
Beliefs/Key Characteristics:
Romantic Values

heart

emotion

solitude

wilderness

[internal] imagination

creative energy

organic
Classical Values

head

reason

public life

city

external
reality

form/structure

mechanical
Gothic Conventions:
Murder
Death
Suicide
Ghosts & Spirits
Demons
Gloomy Settings
Family Secrets
Dungeons
Curses
Torture
Vampires
Secret Passageways
Castles & Graveyards
Tombs
Terrors
'Damsel in Distress'
Priests & Monks
Sleep, Dream, Death-like states
Importance of Setting:
Evokes the atmosphere of horror and dread, but also portrays the deterioration of its world
Decayed, ruined scenery often implies a once-thriving world existed

Importance of Characters:
Protagonist:
usually isolated, either voluntarily involuntarily

Villain:
Epitome of evil either by his own fall from grace or by some malevolence

Wanderer:
Epitome of isolation as he wanders the Earth in perpetual exile, usually in the form of divine punishment
Frankenstein
Plot - 60 Second Recap (1:23)
Frankenstein
Theme - 60 Second Recap (1:17)
Frankenstein
Context - 60 Second Recap (1:22)
Frankenstein
Theme 2 - 60 Second Recap (1:18)
Frankenstein
The Monster - 60 Second Recap (1:22)
Frankenstein
Meet the Cast - 60 Second Recap (1:18)
Frankenstein
Symbols - 60 Second Recap (1:16)
Frankenstein
Conclusion - 60 Second Recap (1:20)
Romanticism vs. Gothic:
Celebrated beauties of nature

Imagination is free of reason; follow
it wherever it goes

When looking at the Individual, there's hope

Romantics
Gothic writers
Celebrated/sought darkness and the supernatural

Imagination led to the unknown - areas of the fantastic where the demonic and insane reside

When looking at the Individual, they see the potential of evil

"What is Romanticism?" (3:50)
Romantics felt that painting was an expression of feeling.
Analyzing Romantic Art (12:35)
[*play 4:27-7:54 - 'The Sea of Ice']
[*play 7:54-end - 'The Raft of the Medusa']


Is an expression of feeling

Is deeply felt, exotic, beautiful and even passionate

Blends stylistic boundaries

Revels in the individual, subjective, irrational, imaginative, personal, spontaneous, emotional, visionary and transcendental

Rejects order, calm, harmony, balance, idealization and rationality

Shows a preference for exotic, mysterious, monstrous, diseased, occult and even satanic subject matter
Romantic Art...
In your WNB, answer the following questions:

What do you know about Frankenstein? - Brainstorm a list of everything/anything you can think of!

How is Frankenstein typically portrayed in our culture today?

WARM-UP:
Similar Ideas in our world even today!

(ex: cloning & genetic engineering)
The Novel
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus
Published in 1818

Shelley's first and most famous novel

Wrote
Frankenstein
when she was only 19 years old

Written as part of a 'contest'

Published
Frankenstein
anonymously; didn't put her name on it

Readers & reviewers/critics assumed it had been written by Percy Shelley since he wrote the Preface

Revised 2nd Edition came out in 1831
This time, Mary Shelley wrote the Introduction & attached her name to the novel
Cover Analysis
Published in 1818 at the height of the Romantic movement

Atmosphere in the book is nightmarish; more than a horror story

Poses profound questions about science, technology, society, & both the positive/destructive sides of human nature

These questions really struck a chord with readers in the early 1800's
The 1800's was a time of breakthroughs in science and technology
Growing faith in the power of science to improve human life

Story takes place in late 1700's in various parts of Europe (specifically, Switzerland, Germany & the Arctic)
Similar Ideas in our world even today!

(ex: cloning & genetic engineering)
The Characters
Published in 1818 at the height of the Romantic movement

Atmosphere in the book is nightmarish; more than a horror story

Poses profound questions about science, technology, society, & both the positive/destructive sides of human nature

These questions really struck a chord with readers in the early 1800's
The 1800's was a time of breakthroughs in science and technology
Growing faith in the power of science to improve human life

Story takes place in late 1700's in various parts of Europe (specifically, Switzerland, Germany & the Arctic)
Frame Structure
The novel/story is told through using a frame narrative.
Monster/Creature's Story
Victor Frankenstein's story
Robert Walton's story
1.


2.


3.

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Go to Schoology.com and sign up for our class. If you don't have a Schoology account, make one. You will need an email address and password.
**Don't forget to download the Schoology app if you have a smartphone. Also, be sure to "allow push notifications."
Push notifications will allow you to get instant updates about class!
Mrs. Allan's and Mr. Michael's
Schoology
When you walk in.....
When you walk in, notice the sticky notes on the board from yesterday. I have grouped the response by different categories. Draw a conclusion about each side (positive and negative effects). This should be written in your WNB.
Your two conclusions should start like this:
"After reviewing positive effects, I notice that......."
"After reviewing the negative effects, I notice that....."
Mary Shelley Bio Video
Jot down 10 facts from the movie that you think most
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
After viewing the
This American Life
segment about Chance the Bull, who was cloned by his owners, answer the following questions in your WNB.

1)
What is the main idea/issue about Chance the Bull? Why do his owners (Ralph & his wife) want to clone him? What do they hope will come of cloning Chance?

2)
When asked if having Second Chance
, in a way,
hurts
because it's not the original Chance,
Ralph says
that "it's just the opposite", implying that that
it's a good thing. - What do you make of this? Are they wrong for thinking this bull/clone could be their original Chance? Why or Why not? Explain.

3) Besides being seen as 'crazy', w
hat do you make of Ralph's constantly going back to Second Chance even after being attacked continuously? - Why does he keep going back and believing that it will become Chance? What do you think it would take to convince them that this bull wasn't Chance?
Why do you think they keep holding on to the idea that it is?

4) How does one measure as to whether or not this new bull is, indeed a clone? -
Do you see it as simply a clone to Chance or a creation of something?
Explain your reasoning.
What's a
"frame story"?
FRAME NARRATIVE: A story within a story, within sometimes yet another story, as in, for example, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. As in Mary Shelley's work, the form echoes in structure the thematic search in the story for something deep, dark, and secret at the heart of the narrative.
WARM-UP:
Go back to your KWL chart from Friday (WNB Entry #2) & the article.

What connections can we make among the article & Chance's story?

Do we see any similarities/parallels? How so?
Prediction Write: See, Think, Wonder
In your WNB's, complete a "STW" to predict what Frankenstein could be about. You should complete at least 3 STW's.
Example:
1. I see water crashing on rocks (on two covers).
2. I think the water/ocean will play a part in a character's death.
3. I wonder if Frankenstein is the character who will die in the water.
DIRECTIONS:
Choose two of the following statements to respond to. Each response should be at least one paragraph (5-7 sentences).

Strongly Agree---Agree---Neither---Disagree---Strongly Disagree

1. It is a parent’s job, more than society’s, to nurture his/her child.

2. With the advent of genetic engineering and "designer" babies, parents now have less important roles in the birth process.

3. All children are innately good.

4. Every child needs "mothering" in order to become "human."

5. All parents love their children unconditionally, no matter how they look or act.

6. Children who are "deformed" physically or mentally should be isolated from society.

Anticipation Guide
On a sheet of paper...

Take 10 minutes & freewrite/reflect on the assembly.

What do you take away from what Carlos said? - What will you do with your 5 minutes?
Dialectical Journal Definitions
Theme:
an idea or concept that is central to a story, which can often be summed in a single word (e.g. love, death, betrayal).
Typical examples of themes of this type are conflict between the individual and society; coming of age; humans in conflict with technology; nostalgia; and the dangers of unchecked ambition.
Characterization: how characters are presented in a story. Presented through descriptions, actions, speech, or thoughts.
Conflict: Man vs man, man vs himself, man vs. the world
Who is Robert Walton? - What is he trying to accomplish?

Who is Victor Frankenstein? - What's his problem?
Chapter Four:
Characters:
In your WNB and with a partner, draw/create a character map to keep track of the different characters in the novel and their relationships with one another (i.e. how they connect with one another).

Keep this in your WNB & leave yourself enough room to add to it later (we're gonna meet more characters later!)

For the following characters, you must find at least one (1) direct quote with MLA citation that describes (characterizes) them.

Robert Walton
Victor Frankenstein
the Monster
Henry Clerval
Elizabeth

I will check this in before you leave today!
Chapter One:
Narrator shifts to Victor Frankenstein; he's now telling his story/upbringing/background (...to Walton)
Comes from a well-off family; notes his family background. As a child, he is loved.
Notes how Elizabeth came to be a member of their family
Elizabeth was adopted by the Frankenstein family after visiting an orphanage; Elizabeth looked different than the other girls in the orphanage
Victor comes to love Elizabeth like a sister and vows to "...protect, love, and cherish" her. Refers to her as his 'cousin'.
Chapter Two:
It's been two years since Victor's been home

Becomes increasingly interested in the idea of life and how life is formed

How does Victor begin obtaining body parts for his experiments and creating his monster?

Believes that in a few years he can figure out things that have taken some hundreds of years to try to figure out

Injects his story into, again, more warnings to Walton

His work begins to take a physical toll on him

Becomes more & more worried and apprehensive at the end of Chapter IV, but that ends up fueling him to keep going; idea that all will be well once creation is complete.
Monday, January 27th, 2014
Have out on your desks your Character Maps (WNB #7 from Friday! - I'm coming around to check those in right away.

While I'm doing that, take five minutes or so to look back at your DJs and
make sure quotes speak to Characterization, Conflict, or Theme & are labeled as such! - If not, do that now!

I'll be collecting those next!
Today:
Recap Characters so far (sample character maps)
Collect DJs

Romanticism (WNB #8)
What is it? Connecting it to
Frankenstein

Discuss Chapters 4-6

Homework...
WNB #9: Chapters 5-7 Questions (2 Required & 3 'Your Choice')
*Note they can be notes/bullet points, but you need a page number to reference!)

Reading: be through Chapter 9 for Tuesday!
be through Chapter 12 for Wednesday!
Note we will have another reading quiz in the next day or two! - Make sure you're on top of your reading!

**In the event we do not have school in the next day or two, follow the reading calendar! - Your quiz will encompass the reading up to that date! It's your responsibility to keep up with it!
Romantic Characteristics of Frankenstein
Find three quotes that display romanticism in Frankenstein. They can be found in your DJ's or you can find new ones.
You must be able to explain WHY it is romantic.
Do you think that Frankenstein went too far in his quest for knowledge?

Did he have a good motive for his project? Did he have adequate knowledge to begin his project?

Did he consider possible consequences of his actions?
Chapters 11-16
The creature recounts what his life has been like since Victor abandoned him.
As you record quotes for your Dialectical Journals for this section, focus on what the monster
EXPERIENCES and HOW HE FEELS.
Chapter Three:
THE MONSTER'S NARRATION
Chapters 11-16
Before we hear the Monster's point of view, let's consider Victor's decision-making to this point:
Turn & Talk
Is there a connotative difference between the words MONSTER and CREATURE?

Is one term better or worse?
How does Shelley use the terms? Do a quick skimming of your novel and see where these terms show up if you can't remember.

Explain your thinking.
Denotation is the dictionary definition of a word.
Connotation is the idea or feeling that a word evokes.
VOCABULARY PREVIEW
conjecture v.
to guess using the available evidence

disconsolate adj.
unable to be cheered up

enigmatic adj.
puzzling

flagrant adj.
highly offensive

pensive adj.
deeply or dreamily thoughtful

venerable adj.
worthy of respect or reverence

vengeance n.
punishment inflicted in return for a wrong


wantonly adv.
maliciously; without restraint
Friend or Fiend?
Analyze the creature’s personality.

In your typed analysis, discuss the different aspects of his
character by addressing these questions:

In what ways is he like any human being? In what ways is he different?
What does he want most in life? Why does his goal seem unattainable?
How have the creature’s experiences shaped his opinion of himself?
Does he have the potential for good as well as evil? To whom does he compare himself and why?

Start this paragraph with a topic sentence that reveals your dominant impression of the monster.
"The monster is a _______________ ________________ who ______________."
adjective
Noun
verb + statement
Before Listening to the Monster's Narration
Jot in your WNB:
List 5 adjectives to describe how you think the Monster's voice should sound.
Why do you think he would sound like this? Provide evidence from the text to support your opinion.
How do you imagine the monster to sound?
The Family
Delacey, Felix, and Agatha. Father is blind.

Parisians

The Turk is the cause of their ruin:
He is put in jail
Felix helps him escape
In turn, the Turk promises that Felix can marry Safie
He is a traitor because he goes back on this offer
The Monster
Questions his identity after reading books like Paradise Lost

He also finds and reads Victor's notes! (92)

Introduces himself to Delacey and hears a kind voice for the first time.

Felix attacks him and beats him (96)


ch. 15
Ch. 14
Change in Monster Ch.16
Declares everlasting war on human race

Destroys the cottage with fire

Curses his creator

Truth about William's death: Monster wanted to befriend him and the boy was afraid. Monster strangled him with his hands and planted the locket on Justine.

Requests a deformed companion (104)
Victor and the Monster Ch. 17
Victor refuses to make monster a girlfriend.

Monster says he and his Boo will go to South America.

Victor finally agrees, if the monster will leave Europe forever.
The New Creature Ch. 18
Victor's dad wants him to marry Elizabeth, but he is supposed to be making this new monster.

Victor says he must go to England first, and Henry will tag along.

Victor feels like the monster's prisoner.

He finally goes to Scotland alone to start his work--he is very afraid of the monster finding him.
When you walk in...
In your writer's notebook, copy down the following quote answer the question that follows:
In chapter 23, Victor says, "Nothing is so painful to the human mind than a great and sudden change" (146).
Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not? Be detailed in your response.
Chapter 5 Close Read
1. Identify all adjectives (at least 13). What tone do these adjectives give the passage?

2. Identify the different ways Victor refers to the creature. What does this tell us about how Victor is feeling? What transition has been made?

3. Identify possible foreshadowing. How is it foreshadowing?

4. Find the line that describes the creature as he wakes Victor from sleeping. Make two inferences from these details (sounds/cheeks) about the creature.

5. Write a 2-3 sentence summary of the passage.
Green

In your WNB's this morning, take a moment to reflect on your performance in the Harkness on Frankenstein.

Take a few minutes to do a Metacog response in your WNB and respond to the following questions. Your response should be at least one page.
Consider:

YOUR OWN INSIGHT:
How did YOU contribute or add depth to the conversation?
How confident/prepared were you in participating?
What difficulties did you have?

As a GROUP:
How effective and/or insightful was the discussion, as a whole?
What things went well during the Socratic Seminar/Harkness?
What things didn't go as well?
How can they be improved in the future?
What types of questions were asked & answers were given?

Then pick a goal you want to accomplish next time you participate in a Harkness discussion.
Harkness Metacog
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