Reflection: Real World Applications Explorers and Outcasts - Section 2: PowerPoint: Mary Shelley & The Creation of Frankenstein

 

One of the joys of teaching Frankenstein are the engaging conversations we have as a class as we read.  Usually on the first day of reading I spend a little time discussing the Frankenstein we think we know, and the Frankenstein we are about to encounter.  

Students think of Frankenstein as a green-skinned, stitched creature with bolts in his neck and a stiff, stilted walk. They rarely think of a nervous young medical student in the throes of grief, obsessively working in a garret to solve the mysteries of life and death.  

I do little to change that impression besides point out that what pop culture presents to us and the source material are rarely the same thing. I let the novel do its work; startling the students and leading to other conversations about creator and creature.  

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Explorers and Outcasts

Unit 6: Frankenstein
Lesson 1 of 13

Objective: SWBAT understand the context of the author's life and the context that Frankenstein was written in.

Big Idea: 'My imagination...possessed...gifting the successive images that arose in my mind with a vividness far beyond the usual bounds of reverie.' Mary Shelley, Introduction to Frankenstein, 1831

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