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The Concept of Identity

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Michelle Garfinkle

on 2 May 2014

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Transcript of The Concept of Identity

Who are you?
"Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” ― George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones
Analyze & Respond
-Who are you?

-What is identity?

-Why is one's identity important?

-How do you define your own identity? How did you reach this conclusion?
Questions to Consider
8. What is the frame of this story? What do you suppose is the purpose of why it is done this way?

and Again...
Who are you? Write down what constitutes your identity. What words define you?

How do we form and shape our identities?

-Write that question on a post-it and place it within your novel in order to continuously reflect on it while you read.
The Concept of Identity
Discussion via Shelley's "Letters" / Frankenstein
Exploring Identity and Review the "Letters"
1. What are the two main reasons the narrator gives for why he is adventuring into the frozen north?

2. What was ironic about the contents of Uncle Thomas’ library, in light of his dying request to his nephew?

3. How did Walton prepare for the harsh climate of the North Pole?

4. What hardship does Walton feel most severely on his journey?

Questions Continued
5. What was especially strange about the man the narrator’s crew discovers, drifting on a large fragment of ice?

6. What triggers a tearful and agonized response from the man Walton rescues? Why do you suppose he acts this way?

7. Why hasn’t Walton asked the man to tell his story? Why does the man suddenly agree to reveal it?

Get into your previously assigned groups. Each group must analyze the reading due today for the following:
Group 1- Setting
Group 2- Frame Tale
Group 3- Plot Development
Group 4- Character Development (Walter/Victor)
Group 5- Purpose of the letters
Group Activity
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