1.1.9 Write_ Prepare Predictions.docx - In this activity you'll write a literary analysis essay that uses evidence to support predictions about a text

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In this activity, you'll write a literary analysis essay that uses evidence to support predictions about a text. Based on what you've learned about historical context and what you've already read in Frankenstein , you'll predict what might happen later in the novel as a result of Frankenstein's experiment. You'll use evidence to support your predictions. This writing assignment will focus on the following skills: " Writing a literary analysis essay with an introduction, body paragraphs, and a conclusion " Synthesizing information " Drawing inferences and making predictions " Supporting predictions with evidence Write a short answer to each question. 1. Based on what you've read so far, what do you think will happen next in Frankenstein ? I predict that after Frankenstein creates his monster, he will leave the apartment to explore the world outside. However, his monster will be like Adam, without knowledge of who he is or what anything else is. When others see him, they will either faint or attack him. Because this is supposed to be a horror story, he will then kill several people, leaving the police mystified. Eventually, he will leave town, gradually learning, and finally reach the north pole on dogsled where Walpole meets Frankenstein. 2. What theme or themes do you think will develop as the events of the narrative progress? The big theme will probably be Frankenstein learning the cost of his unethical experiments and reflection on the keys to happiness, and how pursuing one goal to that end makes a person less happy. 3. Try coming up with a claim for your essay here, based on your answers to the previous two questions. It's OK if your claim changes a little bit after you've started writing, but having a pretty good idea of what you want it to be will help you focus your search for evidence. Frankenstein will discover that having control over life is a horrible power because his creation will cause him and others great pain, which he is powerless to stop, eventually leaving him to wallow in both his guilt from the pain the monster caused and the regret from ignoring his family and simple pleasures. 4. Below, write at least five quotes from the section of Frankenstein you've read that support your predictions. Choose at least one excerpt that relates to the historical context of the story. Be sure and keep track of the page numbers from the source you're using. After each quote, write a sentence or so explaining how the quotes support your predictions. You don't have to write these explanations formally — for now they're just notes to yourself — but they'll help you later as you integrate the quotes into your essay to support your prediction. "Two years passed in this manner, during which I paid no visit to Geneva…"-p.51 top of page Here Frankenstein ignores his family, who bring joy, for his research which will bring him sadness.
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