In class today we will:
1. Complete a Writing Prompt
2. Discuss of your reading of Chapters 1-6 of Frankenstein
3. Watch the beginning of Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein (1994)
Your homework is to read and annotate Chapters 7-12 of Frankenstein; make sure to turn in a copy of your annotations to eBackpack (1.10 HW Frankenstein Reading 7-12).
Also remember that your NOREDINK practice is due next class.
NOREDINK Practice Commonly Confused Words V
Maroon due 10/5 (quiz that day)
Gold due 10/10 (quiz that day)
Monsters & Misfits
Monsters and misfits are pervasive in our culture because they represent both individual and societal fears and anxieties. The central questions we will consider include: What is a monster and/or misfit and why do we create them in literature and film? What do they address that we face in our culture and society and why do they create horror in humanity? How does the uncanny come into play when examining society’s fears? What influences from mythology, folklore and classical horror texts are still in our society with our own versions of monsters and misfits? What differences are there in our interpretations of monsters and misfits and what do those changes signify?