APSEM – Finding evidence in monster stories

Here are the four thesis statements your groups came up with in class today:

  1. Monsters invoke fear due to their inability to conform to societal norms.
  2. The making of a monster follows a set of stages starting from the introduction of the strange causing others to misunderstand them, which causes a reaction of fear leading to a destructive end.
  3. Monsters are classified as monsters because their actions and thoughts show aggression and cause fear.
  4. “Monster” is a subjective label used to refer to someone or something that induces fear by doing something wrong, immoral or scary.

As you read “Frankenstein,” “Dracula” or “Picture of Dorian Grey,” look for evidence of your monster “proving” a claim made in these thesis statements.

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