Conflicts in literature can be broken into 5 major categories,  man vs society, man vs self, man vs nature, man vs man, man vs technology Internal conflict: a conflict that occurs within the mind of a single character “Life, although it may only be an accumulation of anguish, is dear to me, and I will defend it. […]

Intro: “My person was hideous and my stature gigantic. What did this mean? Who was I? What was I? Whence did I come? What was my destination?” The book Frankenstein written by Mary Shelly was published 200 years ago, in 1818. The book follows a young man, Victor, who is set on going against nature […]

Wide reading written report format Introduction: lead with something attention-grabbing state the name of the text, the creator and what type of text it is Give a brief outline of the plot Identify the elements you will discuss Main body: Explain your chosen element describe how the creator uses the element (with evidence from the text […]

The tell-tale heart: “His eye was like the eye of a vulture, the eye of one of those terrible birds that watch and wait while an animal dies, and then fall upon the dead body and pull it to pieces to eat it.” The tell-tale heart, written by Edgar Allan Poe. Edgar portrays the gothic protagonist features known […]

What happened in the letters… Robert Walton captained the ship “a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. This expedition has been the favorite dream of my early years.” Sailed into the Arctic “I am going to unexplored regions to the land of mist and snow.” Stuck on ice + saw the […]

In chapter 3 and 4, there are many instances of foreshadowing. Students can remind themselves what foreshadowing is with the with this site here. They should identify three examples of foreshadowing in chapters 3 and 4 and explain what they think the author is hinting at when she uses this device. Students should pay close attention […]

In the piece, the mood of the writing is quite dark, no one likes talking about death and not to this extent to going into it with depth. The talk of decaying bodies and graveyards is not a subject that is very happy, but with the tone that he gives it in it does not sound like he […]

Students should use the criteria from our blog post on the gothic protagonist to create a table. In this table, they should list traits, actions, and comments from Victor Frankenstein that they believe make him fit into the six descriptors of a gothic protagonist. They should supply evidence to support their ideas in each section of the table. […]

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