Frankenstein and Pp Essay example

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FROM THE BOS PRESCRIPTIONS DOCUMENT
Elective 2: Texts in Time
In this elective students compare how the treatment of similar content in a pair of texts composed in different times and contexts may reflect changing values and perspectives. By considering the texts in their contexts and comparing values, ideas and language forms and features, students come to a heightened understanding of the meaning and significance of each text.

TEXT INVESTIGATION: CLASS RESEARCH TASK

A. Choose an excerpt from the novel “Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus” and complete the following tasks:
1. Explain how this excerpt fits into the narrative overall.
2. Identify and explain any significant language forms and textual features which position the reader for particular meanings.
3. Identify significant contextual features and explain why they are significant based on your understanding of Mary Shelley’s context.

B. Summarise your response on A4 page and submit for photocopying and distribution to class.

THE EXCERPTS:

a) pp 108 – 109 “When I reflect…..such a wretch.”
b) pp 110 – 111 “Sometimes I could cope….” to end of chapter.
c) pp 117 – 118 “Devil…again be virtuous”
d) pp 131 – 132 “I lay on my straw….more for themselves”.
e) Pp 137 – 138 “My thoughts now become…” to end of chapter.
f) Pp. 142 – 144 “ My days were spent……whom all men disowned.”
g) Pp 155 – 158 “As I read….but am solitary and abhorred.”
h) Pp 174 – 175 “As I fixed my eyes….this being you must create.”
i) Pp 179 – 180 “ “How inconstant are you r feelings…from which I am now excluded.”
j) Pp 190 – 194 “ I threw myself…unhappy friend”
k) Pp. 203 – 205 “ On the whole island…” to end of chapter.
l) Pp. 206 – 207 “ I sat one evening….my promise.”
m) Pp 208 – 210 “ You have destroyed…..wedding night.”
n) Pp 244 – 246 “Great God….I had lost.”
o) Pp 248 – 251 “What then….” to end of chapter.
p) Pp 252 – 254 “And now my wanderings…I am satisfied.”
q) Pp 255 – 257 “ My life as it passed…my chief article of maintenance.”
r) Pp 260 – 261 “ But now….direct the steel aright.”
s) Pp 262 – 264 “ You have read…never again to rise.”
t) P 265 “ I thank you Walton…” to end of page.
u) Pp 273 – 279 “ Great God…” to end of novel.

FROM THE BOS PRESCRIPTIONS DOCUMENT
Elective 2: Texts in Time
In this elective students compare how the treatment of similar content in a pair of texts composed in different times and contexts may reflect changing values and perspectives. By considering the texts in their contexts and comparing values, ideas and language forms and features, students come to a heightened understanding of the meaning and significance of each text.

TEXT INVESTIGATION: CLASS RESEARCH TASK

A. Choose an excerpt from the novel “Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus” and complete the following tasks:
1. Explain how this excerpt fits into the narrative overall.
2. Identify and explain any significant language forms and textual features which position the reader for particular meanings.
3. Identify significant contextual features and explain why they are significant based on your understanding of Mary Shelley’s context.

B. Summarise your response on A4 page and submit for photocopying and distribution to class.

THE EXCERPTS:

a) pp 108 – 109 “When I reflect…..such a wretch.”
b) pp 110 – 111 “Sometimes I could cope….” to end of chapter.
c) pp 117 – 118 “Devil…again be virtuous”
d) pp 131 – 132 “I lay on my straw….more for themselves”.
e) Pp 137 – 138 “My thoughts now become…” to end of chapter.
f) Pp. 142 – 144 “ My days were spent……whom all men disowned.”
g) Pp 155 – 158 “As I read….but am solitary and abhorred.”
h) Pp 174 – 175 “As I fixed my eyes….this being you must create.”
i) Pp 179 – 180 “ “How inconstant are you r feelings…from which I am now excluded.”
j) Pp 190 – 194 “ I threw myself…unhappy friend”
k) Pp. 203 – 205 “ On the whole island…” to end of chapter.
l) Pp. 206 – 207 “ I sat one evening….my promise.”…