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English 11-Monster unit page
Does this creature (which lives 7,000 feet under the sea) seem monstrous to you? Why?
In this unit, we explore monsters, both present-day and traditional
Etymology of "monster":
, itself from
which itself comes from
What is a "
How do people create their own monsters?
Why do people invite evil and corruption into their lives?
How do people overcome their personal demons in order to achieve their dreams?
How can a community become monstrous?
What rules are appropriate in dealing with monsters?
How do our fears affect the lives of others and ourselves?
What do monster stories teach us?
Extended definition answering question “what does monster mean to me?”
The Myth of Evil: Demonizing the enemy
, by Phillip Cole (2006)
Here he explains fiction's function when it is about mosters and heroes; he then offers the "primitive" definition of "monster":
and here Cole describes the "monstrous" 9/11 attacks:
Of Men and Monsters: Jeffrey Dhamer and the construction of a serial killer
by Steven Tithicotte
Tithicotte seems a constructionist, arguing that the public constructs its monsters to fulfill deep and unacknowledged needs, and so we see ourselves in our "monsters":
article describing the "monstrous" Bhopal, India poisoning
article arguing that Sex Offenders are unfairly made into monsters
Men, women, and chain saws: gender in the modern horror film
By Carol J. Clover
a "humorous" essay on monsters-A typology of modern monsters
Modern Folktales and monsters
a reading from
LEXILE LEVEL 1090
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekkyl and Mr. Hyde
by Robert Louis Stevenson
LEXILE LEVEL 1110
by Bram Stoker
LEXILE LEVEL 1070
Frankenstein: The New Prometheus
by Mary W. Shelley
LEXILE LEVEL 1170
Theseus kills the Minotaur monster. What might his story tell us about monster-slaying?
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