Today in class you will be broken into five small groups to conduct some Insta-Research, quick fact-digging about five different allusions in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Each group will be assigned one of the following topics:
1. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
2. Paradise Lost by John Milton
3. The Myth of Prometheus from Greek Mythology
4. Renaissance philosophers: Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and Albertus Magnus
5. "Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey" by William Wordsworth
You will have 10 minutes to conduct your Insta-research in your small groups. Then you will have five minutes to present your topic to the class. Your presentation should explain the reference (give a summary of the work or explain who these people are) and indicate how it is used in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
You may use any resources you wish in order to conduct your research. You may want to consult some of the resources listed on the Frankenstein web page on this site, especially the "Introduction to Mary Shelley and Frankenstein."
LRJ assignments for Frankenstein
You will be completing four LRJ entries for the Frankenstein unit. Download the LRJ prompt sheet below.
DOWNLOAD: Frankenstein LRJ prompts (PDF)
DOWNLOAD: Introduction to Frankenstein & The Misunderstood Monster (PDF)
For Next Class: Thurs. (A) / Fri. (B)
The first LRJ prompt "The Misunderstood Monster." Please be prepared to discuss this article in class.
NOTE: The vocabulary quiz -- list A -- and the Euro-geography quiz has been postponed until next class (Thurs/Fri). See the previous blog post (S1Q14) for details.
Quiz over Letters + Chapters 1-6 on Wednesday