Documents – 3/5 and 3/6

In-class writing prompt for 3/5: Choose one of the passages on the attached document for reflection and analysis.

Frankenstein 5-8

Supplementary reading for 3/6: “The Myth of Prometheus”

Prometheus

Click below for questions to go along with the Prometheus reading (you might need your Paradise Lost packet to help refresh your memory for #1-2). Be sure to give at least a brief explanation of your character choices – you might even come up with a few characters that, depending on your perspective/argument, can fill one role.

1)   Consider the myth when juxtaposed with Genesis and/or Paradise Lost.

  1. What characters are similar to God’s role in Christianity?
  2. Satan’s role?
  3. Adam?
  4. Eve?

2)   What do you think are the biggest differences between “Prometheus” and the biblical story – the ones that change the take-away message? What is that message in “Prometheus”?

3)   Consider the myth when juxtaposed with Frankenstein. (Remember, Mary Shelley subtitled her novel “The Modern Prometheus”!)

  1. What characters are similar to Victor Frankenstein’s role in the novel?
  2. The monster’s role?
  3. Add others of your own.
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