Frankenstein — Final Discussion (April 24, 2017)

In your discussion groups, discuss and form a consensus opinion on the following questions, using your book to compile evidence as needed. Take notes to use in our full-class discussion tomorrow:

  1. Victor Frankenstein had numerous opportunities to stop the events in the novel from happening. In your opinion, what was his “point of no return” moment? When did the events of the novel become inevitable? What makes this moment so different from the others?
  2. Ultimately, who is most responsible for the events of the novel — Victor or the Creature? Why?
  3. What modern lessons and messages does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contain for us today?

Journalism I Lesson — Friday, April 14, 2017

Instructions: Read the two articles on student journalists at a Kansas high school who broke a story about their principal’s qualifications. You can also listen to the three-minute Skype interview on the Washington Post article if you have ear buds. When finished, respond to the following question by leaving a comment with your name in the Comments section to the left on my website:

Critique the actions and decisions of these student journalists. What did they do well? Did they do anything wrong? Should journalism students publish these kinds of stories?

The New York Times — April 5, 2017

The Washington Post — April 5, 2017