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Frankenstein Unit – 3 weeks

Frankenstein, Aeschylus “Myth of Prometheus,” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” and “Paradise Lost”  – 4 weeks

How does Shelley use structure to enhance the tragedy of her characters?

Students will demonstrate an understanding of frame narrative, Character types: round, flat, static, dynamic, Literary allusion, syntax, Symbol, Epistolary, Romantic Movement, Gothic Literature, Theme, Motif, Feminist and Historical literary theory

Students will explore and evaluate authorial choices and style (structure, figurative language, setting, characterization, and syntax) in comparing the texts of Frankenstein, “Myth of Prometheus,” “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” and “Paradise Lost.”

Students will participate in group discussions comparing and analyzing the text from a historical and feminist literary theory, keep a reader’s journal, and write an essay analyzing authorial choices using the writing process and revision after teacher feedback.

What are the consequences when the wishes of God or nature are defied? Which fate is worse—to die or to live and suffer?

Lit Terms to Know:

Frame narrative

Character types: round, flat, static, dynamic

Literary allusion



Romantic Movement

Gothic Literature


Tabula Rasa

Frankenstein Unit

Day 1:

Peer Edit College Essay 2

Revise and rewrite essay 2

HW: Post on E-Portfolio

Read “Myth of Prometheus”

Prometheus Myth –




Day 2:

“Rime of the Ancient Mariner” – analyze for theme, figurative language


HW:  Download and annotate Frankenstein powerpoint

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley


Day 3:

Library Check out Frankenstein  and get reading scheduleStudy questions for Mary Shelley f13

Frankenstein Historical Research

Historical Research on Frankenstein


Day 4:

Laptops Frankenstein Historical Research – finish for HW


Day 5:

Present Historical Research


Day 6:

Reading Frankenstein


Day 7:

Frankenstein practice quiz

Discussion circles – preface to ch 12

Questions 1-10


Day 8:

Reading Frankenstein


Day 9:

Frankenstein practice quiz


Day 10:

Reading Frankenstein


Day 11:

Frankenstein practice quiz

Discussion circles –

ch 13-ch 24

questions 11-17


Day 12:

Group Discussion – ending of novel


Day 13:

Frankenstein Essay


Supplemental Readings:

Prometheus Myth –

Rime of the Ancient Mariner: RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER

Unit Notes and Background: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Historical Research: Historical Research on Frankenstein

Reading Questions: Study questions for Mary Shelley f13


E-text of Frankenstein:


Annotated E-text of Frankenstein:

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