In class you will:
'Response to Edward Scissorhands: Writing to Film (Type 3)
You will write a 3-4 paragraph response after we finish viewing the film based on the following prompt:
How does Tim Burton’s 1990 film Edward Scissorhands create a modern monster myth and/or fairy tale? In other words, how does the film use the monster/misfit contrasts and definitions to comment on American society in the late 1980’s – what is truly monstrous? What does society fear? What does the film say about conformity and individuality?
Type 3 assignments are ones that:
Has substantive content and meets up to three specific standards called focus correction areas. It must meet the following criteria: completes the assignment, is easy to read, meets the standards set by the FCAs. Revision and editing are done on the original draft. Students only do one draft (rough draft is final draft).
All Type 3 assignments for junior/senior classes are expected to: follow MLA formatting, utilize capitalization & end punctuation, and evidence use of spell-check for basic words for a starting value of 45. You also will be graded on 3 focus correction areas. For this assignment the focus will be on:
FCA 1: Each paragraph min. 5 complete sentences Pts: 40
FCA 2: Answers prompt with minimum 1 scene analysis Pts: 40
FCA 3: Includes basic film info & references 2 film terms Pts: 25
Please upload your response to eBackpack.
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?