Frankenstein Journal Example

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Dialectal Journal- Frankenstein DIALECTICAL JOURNAL INSTRUCTIONS The term “Dialectic” means “the art or practice of arriving at the truth by using conversation involving question and answer. Think of your dialectical journal as a series of conversations with the texts we read during this course. The process is meant to help you develop a better understanding of the texts we read. Use your journal to incorporate your personal responses to the texts, your ideas about the themes we cover and our class discussions. You will find that it is a useful way to process what you’re reading, prepare yourself for group discussion, and gather textual evidence for your Literary Analysis assignments. ASSIGNMENT: Create a dialectical journal for Frankenstein. Your journal must have a minimum of two entries per each section of the novel listed below. Journal entries may be typed entries (12 point, approved font) or neatly handwritten in blue or black ink. Each entry must have a passage from the novel and a response to each passage. The sections are as follows: Letters 1-4 (Walton’s POV) Chapter 1-10 (Victor’s POV) Chapter 11-16 (Creature’s POV) Chapter 17-24 (Victor / Walton’s POV) PROCEDURE: o As you read, choose passages that stand out to you and record them in the left-hand column of a T-chart (ALWAYS include page numbers). o In the right column, write your response to the text (ideas/insights, questions, reflections, and comments on each passage) Passage from the text | Pg. # | Student’s comments &/or Questions | “My affection for my guest increases every day. He excites at once my admiration and my pity to an astonishing degree. How can I see so noble a creature destroyed by misery without feeling the most poignant grief? He is so gentle, yet so wise; his mind is so cultivated, and when he speaks, although his words are culled with the

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