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:
- 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?
- Ultimately, who is most responsible for the events of the novel — Victor or the Creature? Why?
- What modern lessons and messages does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein contain for us today?
Floyd Central High School teachers and faculty members can click on the links below for seminar materials over The Canterbury Tales from Tiffany Stansbury and Jim Lang:
Respond to one of the three discussion questions from Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success in the Leave a Comment Section to the left of the question. Your response must be well written, well edited, and demonstrate critical reading of the text, including some textual support (page number or quote) to receive full credit. Your response should be a short paragraph, and you need to include your full name. Worth 20 points. Due by noon on Saturday, August 2.
You will then respond briefly to one of your classmates’ posts by noon of Sunday, August 3. This is a brief response. Worth 10 points.
Discussion Question #3 (Chapter 3):
Gladwell states that communities and companies in American society “are convinced that those at the very top of the IQ scale have the greatest potential.” After reading Chapter 3, explain why you either agree or disagree with this statement.