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. […]

politics, religion, technological advancement and science, gender roles, and society and everyday life. http://www.sparknotes.com/history/european/enlightenment/context/

irksome: irritating; annoying. intolerable: unable to be endured. recourse: a source of help in a difficult situation. syndics: a government official in various countries. integrity: the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. indefatigable: To keep on going and never getting tired perpetually: in a way that never ends or changes; constantly. refrain: stop oneself from doing something. merchant: a retail […]

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