Frankenstein: The Importance of Procreation

Plan for thematic analysis of Procreation in Frankenstein with a comparison to The Handmaid's Tale. Creation of Life: Traditional parent and child imagery Gothic Doubling: Relationships tied together through birth and death as well as suicide Power: God and the Creator figure. Transgression of the moral, natural and social order in both texts Power: Agency [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale: Homework Study Schedule

The Handmaid’s Tale: Homework Study Schedule

Week 1: Read the background of the text in your critical Resource Booklet Consolidate classwork on ‘Dedications and Epigraphs’. Read, highlight and annotate these pages. In your own words explain and unpack the layers of meaning in Sufi Mysticism Read the following links and add to your comparative list the real-world history which influenced events [...]

The Handmaid’s Tale: Tier 2 and 3 Vocabulary

  Vocabulary Definition 1 Elegy (n.) A reflective work of literature in response to a death, a lament for the dead 2 Epigraph (n.) Quotation usually found at the beginning of a book, or chapter of a book 3 Bildungsroman (n.) A novel in which the protagonist grows, learns and matures; a 'coming of age' [...]