"Did I request thee, Maker, from my clay / To mould me man? Did I solicit thee / From darkness to promote me?"
-Paradise Lost, X, 743-745
How do we determine which traditions are worth keeping and which must be jettisoned for the sake of progress, and how do the old and the new overlap in the meantime?
Students will understand that...
The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
For Your Viewing Pleasure
Please view and consider:
Strunk & White: The Elements of Style
click on the book cover
This is a link to a classic writing refence book used in colleges and high schools to support higher level writing. Please read and use whenever you are inventing and composing a writing assignment and you have a question about grammar or mechanics.
Your Responsibilities During This Unit
->keep to the Frankenstein reading schedule
->as passages are introduced, prepare for MC Quizzes and Timed Essays
->complete the Frankenstein Study Guide Questions
->complete the Franky Mini-Research Project
->read through each of the resource links below
->read a critical essay of your choice related to Mary Shelley and/or Frankenstein and write a Critical Essay Analysis (2 essay analyses total)
->upon completion of both literary works, compose and write Literary Critique (5-10 pages)
->ONGOING-Vocabulary Take Home Quizzes due EVERY Wednesday
Downloadables and Resources
Generic Handouts and Media Links