why did you kill my brother? GRANTS SUBSCRIBERS OF SCHO LASTIC SCOPE PERMISSION TO REPRODUCE THIS PAGE FOR USE IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. SD3: The stage lights slowly come up on Victor Frankenstein standing in his cluttered laboratory. Essential questions:Â Why is it important to be loved? You are being redirecting to Scholastic's authentication page... For more support materials,Â visit our Help Center. . No, no, NO! and dies. . Check back soon for more announcements and tutorials. SD3: A groan comes from the corner of the room. TM Â® & Â© 2020 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. . Raven 1: Long ago, the master of bloodcurdling tales was a man named Edgar Allan Poe. SD1: A small light appears on a dark stage, casting long shadows. I will be able to bring back the dead! Shelley: And with that, Frankensteinâs monster is carried away by the waves and lost in the darkness of the sea.Â. De Lacey: Agatha, dear, could you put another log on the fire, please? Father: Justine, the nanny, was accused of the crime. He roams the mountains above Geneva like a restless ghost. Access this article and hundreds more like it with a subscription to Scope magazine. Mary Shelley: Long ago, in the German town of Ingolstadt [ING-guhl-shtaht], a young scientist had a dream. Learning Objective:Â to read a play and an editorial and then consider the implications of creating intelligent life, As you read the play, study the illustrations, and read the captions, think about who the monster is in this story.Â Â Â. And it has been published in about 30 languages. Victor (very loud): . As a class, complete the Anticipation Guide to activate prior knowledge and build curiosity. by Daniel Keyes (short story)Â Â, The GiverÂ SD3: He sinks to his knees, his head in his hands. When he called me an ogre, I got angry and . Shelley: Victor travels to a remote island in Scotland and sets up his lab in a small hut. there is something I need to tell you, andâ. No one will see us again. *Starred characters have large speaking parts. Victor: Maybe they will truly disappear. . HENRY: Victor, what is wrong? Creature: I promise. You are being redirecting to Scholastic's authentication page... For more support materials,Â visit our Help Center. Subscribers receive access to the website and print magazine. . SD2: Victor looks down at the body on his table. Victor does not see her. SD2: The curtain rises, and a spotlight reveals Mary Shelley, our storyteller, standing in a corner. You are so pale and thin. SD1: Victor bursts back into the room, but he is too late. . Shelleyâs now-famous tale came to her in a nightmare. What does it mean to be a responsible scientist? Creature: I didnât mean to. Shelley: Victor tells Captain Walton everything. He approaches the children, who scream and run away. Elizabeth: He wandered off one evening and was later found . . SD2: All is still until— All Ravens (flying in): Caw, caw, caw!. SD3: One by one, everyone onstage sees the creature and flees, until the creature is completely alone. Am I not human? Project or distribute the Vocabulary Words and Definitions. This article was originally published in the October 2018 issue. De Lacey: Please, come in and sit by the fire. I hate myself. âMary Shelley would be shocked,â he says. SD3: Victor rushes to the window, but the face is gone. Victor: I will never make another demon like you! SD2: Victor jumps back, a look of disgust on his face. . TM Â® & Â© 2019 Scholastic Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Starred characters have large speaking parts. Looking for resources from before 2016?Â Click here! Thatâs why we include an inference activity with every issue of Scope. I thought he might be my friend because he was too young to have prejudices. . . Victor: But . Elizabeth: But she is innocentâI am sure of it! Victor (in shock): No. Victor: I will agree if you promise to leave the human world forever. Weâll send you updates on new digital features and tips here throughout the year. Itâs just . Should I have no chance for joy? Vocabulary: some higher-level academic words, such as abomination, benevolent, entrepreneur, and shunned . . AF Archive/Alamy Stock Photo (Herman Munster); Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock.com (Franken Berry); Â© Columbia Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection (Hotel Transylvania). The hideous yellow eyes! And I never got it. The essay refers to physicist Steven Hawking and to a number of characters from popular movies. . Resting his palms on the sill, he drops his head in relief and exhaustion. Frankenstein Turns 200. Answer from either Frankensteinâs or the creatureâs point of view.
Few creatures of horror have seized readers' imaginations and held them for so long as the anguished monster of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Various versions of Frankensteinâs monster have appeared in movies, plays, comic books, and more. . Shelley: Despair presses on Victorâs heart. Her name didnât appear on the first edition of the novel. Teaching Resources . Raven 2: Poe wrote about murder and morgues . SD1: Quietly, he closes the door behind him and disappears into the building. ME! He is dead. At the end of the play, the creature says, âThe world fed me hate.â Find three examples in the play that support this statement. SD2: The front walls of the shack and of the cottage beside it lift away. SD1: The creature stumbles onstage. Creature: You will be sorry. Sailor 3: The driver is enormous. De Lacey: Most people are friendlyâunless they are blinded by prejudice. Assign parts and read the play as a class. But Justine could not have done this. Check out the Scope At Home page for our favorite stories and tools to kick off your year. Victor: The eyes! Creature: I want you to make me a companionâsomeone as hideous as I am. Victor (weakly): I unleashed . SD2: The lights come up on a small, cheerful village nestled in a lush green hillside. SD2: On the table before him is the body of an enormous man. Shelley: Captain Robert Walton and his crew are in the Arctic, searching for a passage to the North Pole. Creature: I am here to visit friends, but theyâve never met me in person. The idea for Frankenstein was born on a stormy night in 1816. . No family. Victor (shouting): And a new species will bless ME as its creator. SD3: He stares at the door for a few moments. But I am the author of a terrible evil. strangled. SD2: Victor coughs and sputters . SD2: The creature gently puts a hand on Victorâs chest. Subscribers receive access to the website and print magazine. Shelley: Day after day, the creature watches the family. Bookmark; Bookmark; Presentation View. Browse the full archive of issues and resources from Scholastic Scope Magazine Great for reinforcing key literary terms too! by Scott Westerfield (novel)Â Â Â, Simple, spectacular ideas for using Scope in your classroom. He is soaked by rain. Victor: Iâm sorry, darling. READING AND DISCUSSING THE PLAY (30 minutes). Victor (muttering): My intentions were noble. SD1: Agatha opens the front door to find a pile of chopped wood. *Stage Directors 1, 2 & 3 (SD1, SD2 & SD3) / *Mary Shelley, the storytellerÂ /Â *Victor Frankenstein, a young scientistÂ /Â *Creature, Victor Frankensteinâs monster / Father, Victorâs father /Â Elizabeth, Victorâs fiancÃ©e /Â Mr. De Lacey, an elderly blind man /Â Agatha, De Laceyâs daughter /Â Felix, De Laceyâs son /Â Sailors 1, 2 & 3 /Â Captain Robert Walton, an explorer. SD1: A spasm of coughing racks Victorâs body. Over the years, Shelleyâs storyâand its famous monsterâbecame wildly popular. SD3: Just then, Felix and Agatha arrive home. You must! Creature: If you make me a companion, we will live far away. Victor: So quickly my dreams have turned into a nightmare. In an essay, explain why Shelley may have chosen this title. Shelley: Months have passed. Check out the Scope At Home page for our favorite stories and tools to kick off your year. Should the robot be switched on? Oh, no. He must be 8 feet tall! terrible evil . You are being redirecting to Scholastic's authentication page... For more support materials,Â visit our Help Center. As a class, read the editorial and discuss the questions below. Letâs take him below.Â. SD3: The creature turns and leaps from the cabin window onto a raft of ice. Spencer Kayden; Based on Mary Shelleyâs classic novel, inference, interpreting text, key ideas, synthesis, authorâs craft.