Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We started off class discussing chapters 15-16 trying to figure out who was more like Adam from Genesis: Dr. Frankenstein or the monster? We also discussed: who was the creator?  and who was the creation?

We also took a small “quiz” that drove discussion. Those questions included:

  • Presuming that Frankenstein is a creator, do you consider Frankenstein's creation to be more like Adam or Satan?  Use specific evidence to support your opinion. Is there some level of responsibility owed by the creator towards its creation?  Explain.
  • Give one name the creature is called.
  • How does the creature learn to speak and read?
  • What book touched the creature the most?
  • What is the creature's plan with the DeLacey family that gives him hope?
  • What ends up happening to the DeLacey family as a result of the creature?

  • After our discussion, we took a survey to evaluate Mrs. Smith and her class. The link can be found on her class agenda.
  • We started to read some background information on Oscar Wilde. Links can be found on her class agenda.
  • After that we started discussing a self-portrait project about taking "selfies" to reveal things about ourselves. In the first part, it is supposed to be about how society views us. Then we use those pictures to show how we view ourselves. We then need to add influences in our life to our portrait.Then we have to talk to people that have influenced us. Those people have to give us an object to put on our portrait. Then we have to add things that represent some of our best qualities.

  • Schedule a conference with Ms. Smith to discuss a transition to your next paper for your last lecture.
  • Read Wilde background articles online (links can be found on the class agenda)
  • Get a copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • think of what materials you need for Friday
  • Bring your "Canvas" for monday

REVIEW GUIDING QUESTION: “to what extent does a creator have responsibility for its creation? when does the creation assume responsibility for its own actions?”

Erica Blair

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