“Philosophers of the 18th Century looked for new ways to understand the acquisition of knowledge and human behaviour . Understanding their theories allows us an insight into Mary Shelley’s intentions in her gothic novel, Frankenstein.” “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains” – Jean Jacques Rousseau Society simply exists so that humans […]

Summary of the story: Unlike The Tell Tale Heart, in this text we are given the name of the character, and a decent backstory. Misery is everywhere, it comes in many forms The wretchedness of the earth exists in many forms also You can find wretchedness anywhere in anything From beauty you get ugliness, from […]

“Evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born.” “Berenice” is a disturbing short horror story written by Edgar Allan Poe and published in 1835. The text follows a man named Egaeus who is soon to be married to his cousin, Berenice. Egaeus suffers from what he calls “Monomania” […]

Victor was self destructive, but he blamed it all on the monster? When someone tries to become a god or thinks that they can control nature, it punishes them and then destroys them? Death was the only way either of them would ever feel peace again. The monster almost wanted Victor to find him, with […]

Activity 1.) Timeline of Main story (Chapter 1 onward) Victor Frankenstein is a child, Geneva is his home – “I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic” – “No human being could have passe a happier childhood than myself” – “We felt that they were […]

Contrasting Qualities Usually of high social rank Foreshadowed by something negative Driven by passion or strong emotions rather than logic or reason Usually secretive or has an air of mystery Driven by a ‘need to know’   The protagonist does not actually know where his ‘illness’ or desire to kill actually came from, he approaches […]

Each character in the text represents a different aspect of society, and we can see how these different aspects engage and relate to one another. NOTES: Hair: Every boys hair changes throughout the story, this shows the gradual descent into barbarism. However, Piggy’s hair remains short (it stays the same throughout the story) this could […]

{Describe at least one important technique used in the written text. Explain how the technique created an emotional response in you. Note: Techniques could include figures of speech, syntax, word-choice, style, symbolism, structure, or narrative point-of-view} An important technique that is used by William Golding in the text “The Lord of the Flies” is symbolism, […]

She should have died hereafter. There would have been a time for such a word. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a […]