Week 6: Frankenstein by Mary Shelly

Read Ch 13--The Sweet Arabian; Monster Begins to Learn
Ch 14--The DeLacy Family History

Focus Question #8: In a piece of literature, the author often creates parallel circumstances among characters and situations to create emphasis.  Why does Shelley draw such a parallel between the DeLacey family and the creature?  Answer Plan:
1. Restate question.
2. Explain the parallel that is drawn giving specific examples.
3. Explain in your opinion what is shown by this parallel.

Tues-Written Response:
· What parental responsibility should Victor have to his creature?
· How has the DeLacey family played the role of parental figures to the creature?
· How much responsibility should parents have to the children they create?
· Do you think Victor will take on more responsibility for his creature after hearing his story?
Writing: Does Victor play the role of a "good parent" to his creation?

Read Ch 15 as Readers Theatre

Why is the creature able to confide in the old man?  What does this say about our society's priorities? 

Wed: Read Ch 16--The Creature's Revenge

Focus Question #9 The creature is a gentle and empathetic being when he begins his lonely journey.  What events cause him to change his attitude?  What do these events say about humankind? Answer Plan
1. Restate question in form of answers.
2. Explain the events that cause him to change his attitude.
3. Explain what you think this shows about humankind and its beliefs/values.

Talking to the Text Bookmark 4

Read Ch 17-The Monster's Request
Read Ch 18--A Visit to England

Read the quote by Shylock below and discuss how it can apply to chapter 17.     
1. Restate question first line.
2. Give a compare and contrast.
3. Give reasons why this could be applied in real life today. 

Fri: Read Chs 19-20      The Orkney Islands

Focus Question #11 After putting so much work into creating the second creature, why does Victor ultimately destroy it rather than bring it to life?  Answer Plan:
1 Restate the question in topic sentence.
2 Explain why Victor destroys the creature.
3 Conclude by predicting what the creature will do now.

Talking to the Text Bookmark 5

I am a Jew. Hath not a Jew eyes? Hath not a Jew hands,
organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions; fed with the same
food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases,
heal'd by the same means, warm'd and cool'd by the same winter
and summer, as a Christian is?  If you prick us, do we not bleed?  If
you tickle us, do we not laugh?  If you poison us, do we not die?
And if you wrong us, do we not revenge?  If we are like you in the
rest, we will resemble you in that.
Xxxx The Merchant Of Venice Act 3, scene 1, 58-68

Everbind Anthologies for Frankenstein

Genesis 1-3"
from The King James Bible
The Creation of Man by Prometheus Article by John M. Hunt
The Search for a Passage from Northwest Passage
The Real Castle Frankenstein Article by Ron Haydock
Electroshock Therapy Introduced 1938 from A Science Odyssey
A Work of Artifice Poem by Marge Piercy
Fire and Ice Poem by Robert Frost
Pygmalion and Galatea Myth by Edith Hamilton
Artificial Intelligence Article by Grant Fjermedal
The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Marķa Essay by Judith Ortiz Cofer
The History of Pacemakers Article by Robert Schoderbek, Michael Deaton, Heidi Lane and Joanne Deverson, edited by Susan Blanchard, Ph.D.
Frankenstein:A Cautionary Tale of Bad Parenting Literary Criticism by Susan Coulter
Strangers to Darkness Essay by Annie Dillard

Frankenstein Resources
Literary Nonfiction from "The Introduction to Frankenstein" Mary Shelley Shelley's inspiration for Frankenstein

Persson, Hans.   "Do Androids Dream of Being Human?"  An exploration and critique of Frankenstein and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Hans Pearson looks at the inherent difference between artificially created men and real human beings and looks at Frankenstein as the first science fiction novel. 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  Philip K. Dick Basis for film Blade Runner

"Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus"  Influences on Shelley's story

Biographical information on Mary Shelley and genre resource. 

Shelley, Mary.  "My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein". 

Hoobler, Dorothy and Thomas.   Excerpts from
The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein.  (literary and historical background for Shelley's Frankenstein)

Works of Art
"The Nightmare" Johann Fussli Detroit Institute of Art

2nd Quarter Exam Review Checklist
As per ELA 11th Grade Michigan Merit Curriculum Course Requirements, Page xx

Glossary Link 1: Meyer Literature Site
Glossary Link 2: U of N C, Pembroke
Our glossary is on pgs 1189-1203

Narrative Text

Genre Study

Characteristics of realistic fiction
Characteristics of science fiction

Literary Movements
- Realism
- Naturalism
- Stream of Consciousness
- Emerging Modernism
Author-study of poets from time period

What do our actions say about our nature?
What is the role of society in
Lord of the Flies and today?

Critical Perspectives
moral dilemma
social hierarchies

Narrative Text

Literary Elements
character study
function of major/minor characters
symbolism (universal vs. contextual) slideshare
situational irony
conflicts (internal and external)
parody (The Choral Island)
allegory (moral, social, religious) link

Literary Devices
figurative language, imagery
metaphor, simile, and allusion
point of view