Resource Mad Science! Comparing Victor Frankenstein and Dr. Daystrom from the Star Trek Episode “The Ultimate Computer”
Addresses in part or in full the following NC Standards:
RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.
W.11-12.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
SL.11-12.2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
When to conduct this lesson: After Frankenstein Chapter 10 has been completed (or anytime after). By this point Frankenstein’s feelings towards his creation are well established, as well as his delusions about creating a new form of life/playing God.