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Tuesday, January 19th 2010 Tuesday, January 19th Today's Objectives: Can you tell me??? (Consider the essential questions for the unit and what the objectives have been thus far...) Tuesday, January 19th Today's Agenda Review: Someone summarize: what happened in The Adventures of a Lady Pearl Broker on Friday? Finish reading: AOALPB Quickwrite: AOALPB The Gothic Tradition Note to Absent Students: Get a copy of the Lady Pearl Broker Story so you can read it on your own and complete the quick write. Read "the Gothic Tradition" in your textbook (p. 378) AOALPB Quick Write: Write one paragraph answering the following prompt: How has the form of literature written by women changed from early American settlement to the late 1800's? What do you notice with regards to subject, form, gender roles, etc.? Use examples from "Adventures of a Lady Pearl Broker" as well as earlier texts to illustrate this change. Mary Shelley: Frankenstein 17971851 Married to Romantic Poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe shelley Father: William Godwin (political philosopher) Mother: Mary Wollstonecraft (philosopher and feminist) "Mary Godwin's mother died when she was eleven days old; afterwards, she and her older halfsister, Fanny Imlay, were raised by her father. When Mary was four, Godwin married his neighbour, Mary Jane Clairmont. Godwin provided his daughter with a rich, if informal, education, encouraging her to adhere to his liberal political theories." In 1814, Mary Godwin began a romantic relationship with one of her father's political followers, the married Percy Bysshe Shelley. Together they travelled through Europe; upon their return to England, Mary was pregnant with Percy's child. Over the next two years, she and Percy faced ostracism, constant debt, and the death of their prematurely born daughter. They married in late 1816 after the suicide of Percy Shelley's first wife, Harriet. Mary Shelley, cont'd... In 1822, her husband drowned when his sailing boat sank. A year later, Mary Shelley returned to England and from then on devoted herself to the upbringing of her son and a career as a professional author. The last decade of her life was dogged by illness, probably caused by the brain tumour that was to kill her at the age of 53. Until the 1970s, Mary Shelley was known mainly for her efforts to publish Percy Shelley's works and for her novel Frankenstein, which remains widely read and has inspired many theatrical and film adaptations. Mary Shelley bio information from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Shelley Tuesday, January 19th
The Gothic Tradition: Read the background on the Gothic Tradition in your textbook (p 378). Class Notes: What are some elements of the Gothic form? Tuesday, January 19th
Homework for tonight:
1. Bring your textbook to class on Block Day. Finish Reading "Introduction to Frankenstein" and fill out graphic organizer. 1. Tuesday, January 19th
On Deck for Block Day: Discussion: the Gothic Tradition Poetry Explication and Emily Dickinson Jigsaw Historical Background: Part 4 ...
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