COURSE TITLE:

Honors British Literature

(Grade 11)

REQUIRED TEXT:

Frankenstein

 

AUTHOR:

Mary Shelley

 

GENRE:

Gothic Novel

 

DESCRIPTION:                

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (published in 1818), Dr. Frankenstein achieves his life-long goal of creating life, only to have his own life destroyed by that accomplishment. The “Monster” created, embittered by his neglect, pleads with Dr. Frankenstein to create a mate for him, and Dr. Frankenstein’s refusal results in the loss of the doctor’s closest loved ones and eventually his own life.

REQUIRED STUDENT RESPONSE:

As you read, take detailed notes while reading the novel—either write in the margins of the book (if it is your own copy) OR fold a piece of lined paper down the center (labeling the left side “quotation” and the right side “analysis”) and write down significant quotations and their importance (see annotation/highlighting guidelines).

When taking notes, consider the following questions. (Focusing your notes on these topics will help you with your first process paper in September.)

Due First Day of School: Bring your book, annotations and notes with you to class.

Future Assignments: You will use your annotations during in-class discussions and writing assignments.