Learning Target: I can identify themes and symbols in a novel and analyze their significance. Themes and Symbols in Frankenstein. Independent Reading. Monday: No log
Grammar Remediation due by midnight tomorrow (Friday). Bring me handout with your scores recorded on Friday or Monday.
Powder Puff game tomorrow – sophomores vs seniors 5:00; championship game 6:00
the Promethean Archetype”
Example: Fire is a symbol that appears more than once in Frankenstein.
Think about where it appears in the novel: when the creature is cold, he finds a fire left by beggars and discovers it can warm him but when he puts his hand in the fire, it burns him.
What might it stand for? The creature discovers the dual nature of fire. It can be both helpful and harmful. Many of the decisions Victor struggles with have both positive and negative consequences. He discovers a way to regenerate life but also unleashes a menace on society. The dual nature of fire symbolizes the dual nature of many of the decisions Victor makes.
Learning Target: I can identify themes in a novel and analyze their importance.
Theme: a universal statement of truth that is communicated through a piece of literature
Make a list of some of the “big ideas” in the novel. Ask yourself: what is this a book about???
Be careful not to oversimplify the theme statement.
Too easy and obvious