frankenstein_essay_assignment - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Open-ended Prompts for AP English Literature Composition Exam 1970-2012 Instructions

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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Open-ended Prompts for AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 1970-2012 Instructions: Create an argument that establishes the best three essay prompts to use for our in- class essay from the list of past AP Exam essay prompts below. I will give you a grade on how well you argue your selections in approximately 5-7 sentences. You must have an argument for EACH of the 3 prompts you select. 1. Read thoroughly the list of “AP Open-ended Prompts” below. 2. Then choose three of these questions that you believe would appropriately apply to Frankenstein . In other words, you’re looking for three prompts that students should be able to write an essay about if Frankenstein were used as the text. 3. Rewrite each of your three chosen prompts so that they refer directly to Frankenstein . 4. After each of these rewritten prompts write 5-7 justifying your decision. Be sure to answer the two following questions: Why is Frankenstein an appropriate text to use for this prompt? How might a student writer respond to this prompt? (Think in terms of how you might craft a successful thesis statement.) See the following for an example of what I am looking for. The example is from Doctor Faustus: 1999 AP Prompt Re-written: From The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, choose a character whose mind is pulled in conflicting directions by two compelling desires, ambitions, obligations, or influences. Then, in a well-organized essay, identify each of the two conflicting forces and explain how this conflict with one character illuminates the meaning of the work as a whole. Justification: This topic reflects a central theme of the play, as the protagonist, Dr. Faustus, is essentially torn between being a moral, God-fearing citizen and an instrument of the devil. This classic good-versus-evil conundrum is reflected in the characters of the Good and Bad Angels, personifying the temptation and providing solid evidence for a paper. Other supporting characters such Dr. Faustus’s fellow scholars add complexity to the conflict, while the plot is constantly being furthered because of the struggle. Creating a paper that describes how the conflicting forces add meaning to the work becomes simple when we consider the central themes of the story, Dr. Faustus’s tragic flaw, and the usage of temptation to further the plot and teach a lesson to the reader. 1970 A. Choose a character from a novel or play of recognized literary merit and write an essay in which you (a) briefly describe the standards of the fictional society in which the character exists and (b) show how the character is affected by and responds to those standards. In your essay do not merely summarize the plot. 1970 B. Choose a work of recognized literary merit in which a specific inanimate object (e.g., a seashell, a handkerchief, a painting) is important, and write an essay in which you show how two or three of the purposes the object serves are related to one another.
1971. The significance of a title such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is so easy to discover. However, in other works (for example, Measure for Measure) the full significance of

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