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Why Honors Brit?
Growing Up Online
About Honors Brit
The Knight's Tale
Middle English Readings
CT Class Notes
Intro to Hamlet
Hamlet Class Notes
Devices of Satire
"The Rape of the Lock"
Satire Class Notes
Frankenstein & Romantics
Frank Class Notes
Wilde & Victorians
Wilde Class Notes
Frank Class Notes
April 25, 2008
1660s - 1780s: Enlightenment/ NeoClassical Period
~reason and logic
~society > individual
1780s - 1820s Romantic Period
~strong emphasis on nature/aesthetic
~individual > society
~emotion/passion rather than logic
~less emphasis on structured society: laws created for the benefit of everyone, not so people could be controlled
~heavy use of imagery to enhance literature
--brahnced off from the traditional romantics of the time
~believing in a darker side of the supernatural and nature
~believed people to be inherently evil rather than good
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The mariner had once killed an albatross and was punished until he was able to appreciate nature. His suffering finally ended and was allowed to return home, only to be cursed with the burden of having to tell his story to every person who needs to hear it.
April 28th, 2008
Can science go too far?
religion / faith
nuclear and space programs
stem cell research
Roles / Responsibilities of parents(s)
What is a monster?
Based on personal fears
Appearance impacts perception
Where do monsters come from?
Characteristics of a monster:
animal with human characteristics
different to everyone
made, not born with
actions are more important than apperance when determining if something is a monster
Writing in flashback.
The Catcher in the Rye
is a story being told in flashback by Holden Caulfield.
begins with Victor getting on the ship and telling a story.
searching for fortune
making an excursion to the north pole
studying magnetism (curious about why the compass points north)
wants a piece of glory
in search of scientific discovery
Relationship with Victor
very friendly -> "grows fonder by the day"
noble -> looks up to him
learning from him -> compassion
mentor / equal
Relationship with others
wants to be like them without working
extols them and their achievements / nobility
April 29th, 2008
'Hot' Professors have a consistently high rating
'Not' professors vary greatly
good looks = different treatment, closed social gap, leads to more 1-on-1 time with teacher, more interest in class
'not' ratings are more honest
April 30th, 2008
rescued from poverty because she was pretty
Waldman vs. Krempe
little, squat, gruff
"wasted your time" on Agrippa
50, grey hairs
May 1st, 2008
Why, despite being made of attractive parts, does the Create look ugly?
While the parts might be attractive themselves, combining them does not produce an aesthetic appearance
Frankenstein isolates himself from friends, family, and nature to make the creation
Nature reflects the mood of the film
Scenes with Elizabeth are sunny, and the grass is lush and green.
Going to university = sunny and happy
Innocence = light, experimentation = dark
Servant of the Frankensteins is found with the picture William had and is convicted
Confessed to obtain absolution
Justine feels responsible for William's death, for letting him run off
Alphonse - let kids run off
Elizabeth - residual guilt, gave William the picture of their mother
Ernest - got separated from William
Victor - made the creation and let it go free
Creation - Victor saw him and holds him responsible for the murder.
May 13th, 2008
Ozymandias: King of Kings
Victor: Creator of a race
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