Frankenstein Dialectical Journal
Frankenstein Summer Season Reading Assignment Your summer read is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. This book is readily available at the Chandler High School Library, the Chandler Public Library, or you might pick to buy your own copy. Please read the following files carefully. This file consists of the assignments you will need to complete along with the summer reading. Some of the assignments have different due dates. You must complete the following:? Academic Vocabulary– begin prior to checking out the novel to assist you comprehend the historical context and the structure of the book.
Due very first day back.? Dialectical Journal– a dialectical journal is a “conversation” with the text. You will be responsible for producing an overall of 7 dialectical journals on the novel. See the instructions for more info. Due within your first week back– please consult your instructor for the precise date.? Literary Reflection– you will be completing a literary analysis on some aspects of the book. For these responses you will require to point out textual proof (quotes/passages from the book) and analyze how these quotes show your claim. The following task is optional: Study Guide– recommended to aid with comprehension however not needed. (The study guide is not included in this package– please consult website) Vocabulary Directions: Prior to reading search for the following terms to assist you much better understand the novel. DUE ON THE FIRST DAY BACK. Gothic Unique (make sure to take a look at gothic books in the time that Frankenstein was composed) Romantic Literary Motion Epistolary Structure Frame Structure Frankenstein Dialectical Journal FEE WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL– CHECK WITH YOUR INSTRUCTOR FOR FEE DATE DIALECTICAL JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS
The term “Dialectic” indicates “the art or practice of getting to the fact by utilizing discussion including concern and response. Think of your dialectical journal as a series of discussions with the texts we read throughout this course. The procedure is meant to assist you develop a better understanding of the texts we check out. PROJECT: Produce a dialectical journal for Frankenstein. Journal entries may be typed entries (12 point, approved font) or neatly handwritten in blue or black ink. Each entry needs to have a passage from the novel and a response to each passage.
The sections and variety of entries are as follows: Letters 1-4 (Walton’s POV)– 1 entry Chapter 1-10 (Victor’s POV)– 2 entries Chapter 11-16 (Animal’s POV)– 2 entries Chapter 17-24 (Victor/ Walton’s POV)– 2 entries PROCEDURE: For each dialectical journal per section (7 overall), please think about the following:? As you read, choose passages that stand out to you and record them in the left-hand column of a T-chart (ALWAYS consist of page numbers).? Try to find quotes that seem significant, effective, and/or believed provoking. Effective &&/ or innovative use of stylistic or literary devices o Structural shifts or turns in the plot o A passage that makes you recognize something you hadn’t seen prior to o Examples of patterns: recurring images, symbols or themes. o Passages that show a particular character o Identify, talk about and track the development of a particular theme? In the right column, compose your reaction to the text (ideas/insights, concerns, reflections, and talk about each passage) EXAMPLE DIALECTICAL JOURNAL Passage from the text and proper MLA citation
Student’s comments and/or concerns “My love for my visitor increases every day. He excites at once my appreciation and my pity to an impressive degree. How can I see so honorable an animal destroyed by torment without feeling the most poignant sorrow? He is so mild, yet so sensible; his mind is so cultivated, and when he speaks, although his words are culled with the choicest art, yet they flow with rapidity and unrivaled eloquence” (19 ). It is apparent that Robert Walton yearns to discover somebody to talk to that will comprehend him and be a rue good friend. But, why does he call Victor Frankenstein a “animal”? Likewise, “option art” makes me think of what art is readily available concerning Frankenstein the beast and the book. I question how many artists have drawn or utilized Frankenstein as inspiration for their work, particularly after the movie was made in 1931. Will investigate Frankenstein and art. And, will likewise view the film or movies. I question how the motion picture compares to the book. Saw the movie– it is considerably various. (102 words) Literary