Reflection: Coherence The Nightmare - Section 2: Read Aloud Chapter 23


One of the anchor standards for reading literature in the 6-8 grade band states:

Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on
themes, patterns of events, or character types from
myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as
the Bible, including describing how the material is
rendered new.


While this does not directly apply to senior English, I think it's important to help students understand authors draw inspiration from the world around them, adapting what the experience to their art, giving it new and lasting meaning. The relationship between Frankenstein and "The Nightmare" is well established and provides provocative talking points for students to discuss authors and influence. An article (JStor, subscription required) by Maryanne C. Ward provided me with detailed and rich background information to help guide and direct the discussion of the painting and novel. 


  Author Influence
  Coherence: Author Influence
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The Nightmare

Unit 6: Frankenstein
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: SWBAT analyze an author's writing technique, specifically how she builds suspense.

Big Idea: How does visual art influence authors?

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Classics (Literature), Fictional Literature, figurative language, Frankenstein, art & literature, detail & description
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henry fuseli
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