There is a common misconception when one hears the name "Frankenstein". Immediately you think of the hulking green man covered in stitches, groaning and stalking prey in the night. However, that is not the case. The truth is this novel follows Victor Frankenstein's triumph as he reanimates a dead body, and then his guilt for creating such a thing. When the "Frankenstein monster" (the green guy) realizes how he came to be and is ultimately rejected by mankind, he seeks revenge on his creator's family to avenge his own sorrow.
.A couple of things to consider while reading this novel:
* Like The Canterbury Tales, Frankenstein is a frame tale, a story that surrounds other stories, setting them up in one way or another, their connection becoming clear by the end. Clarification- Robert Walton's letters to his sister frame the story that Victor Frankenstein tells to Walton, and Frankenstein's story surrounds the story that the monster tells, which in turn frames the story of the De Lacey family.
* Frankenstein is a gothic novel. Gothic novels focus on the mysterious or supernatural; take place in dark, often exotic settings and yield an uneasiness if not utter terror in its readers. The motif of a "double" is a frequent feature of the Gothic novel, and in a sense Frankenstein and his monster are doubles.
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And curtain! We've finished Macbeth! We'll be rounding out our unit this week with our Act 5 test on Tuesday- please study for it! AND you will be given a group project to do. You will have two days in class to work on the project with presentations of it on Friday. Please keep in mind that there is NO PREP time on Friday! We are going right into presentations. Points will be deducted for any groups who are not prepared.
Also, keep your eye out for extra credit this week!
We've reached the dramatic conclusion of Macbeth! Now remember in the final Act, the truth about the prophecies will come to light. Maybe Macbeth shouldn't have been so cocky and confident about this whole battle to the death with Macduff. The old saying, "the higher they go, the harder they fall" has significant handicapping value here. Off with their heads!
As we approach the midway point of the marking period, I want to encourage all of you to take advantage of any extra credit opportunities that pop up, be sure to study for the final Macbeth Test, and work diligently on the Macbeth. You will learn more about the project next week.
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.
HSPA Week! Best of luck to all of you!
We're starting off the week with finishing Act 4 Scene 3. Now Macduff has just found out from Ross that his entire family has been killed. Macduff is completely broken up by the news, completely blaming himself! Malcolm tries to console him by recommending that he turn his grief to anger as they attack Macbeth. This is going to be one heck of a fight!
Remember period 4/5 report to C22, period 7/8 report to C23.