LLCE S2 Monsters
Created on November 6, 2021
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sequence 2 - LLCE
"Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too.
sequence 2 - monsters
> can monsters in art be said to be the mirrors of our society and/or of ourselves?
Final task: You take part in a horror story podcast. record the incipit of your story.
THE call of chtulu
painting - describe & analyse (cf document)
john henri fuseli (1781)
what famous monsters can you think of in English-speaking litterature or cinema?
To go further : look up for information about
1. John Henry Fuseli OR
2. the Enlightenment
1. Comment on the title of the cover (name, font, colours) & imagine the type of publication
2. Find information about the magazine
and check your hypotheses
3. Describe the setting & characters :
what do they inspire ? how ?
What characteristics do the monsters have in common ?
To prepare : find information about H.P. Lovecraft & the Call of Chtulu
1. Watch & react! (cf document)
the call of chtulu
H.P. Lovecraft (1928)
How do both trailer & short story create a sense of fear & monstrousness ?
To prepare for the sequence and tasks : start a glossary / mindmap to complete thoughout the sequence
CHECK POINT 1
imagine the beginning of a short HORROR story
Introduce setting & characters
Set the plot in motion
Write the opening scene
To go further : listen to the whole short story &/or watch episodes from the Tales from the Crypt online.
1. Watch & react! (cf document)
tim burton (2012)
How is that trailer linked to the other works of fiction previously studied ?
To prepare : find information about Mary Shelley.
1. Read the extract & find a title for each paragraph.
MARY SHELLEY (1818)
Think about the original title, Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, why the comparison ?
To prepare for next class : read the document about the graphic novel.
What is the effect on the readers when they see and read these pages ?
WATCH the video about the real experiments behind the frankenstein's story
CHECK POINT 2
ADAPT YOUR INCIPIT INTO A GRAPHIC NOVEL PAGE
Be coherent with your original text
Use visual elements to create suspense
Respect the genre of the graphic novel
To go further : read the whole graphic novel (or at least further extracts online).
1. Watch the very beginning of the trailer and react! How can you imagine that character to be a monster?
mary harron (2000)
How does that character qualify as a monster ? Can you think of other similar monster characters in litterature & art ?
To go further : find information about the original book by Bret Easton Ellis & how it was welcome by literary critics.
Think about both novels’ publication dates … what can you say about the context ? Can you connect them to another work of literature previously studied ?
To go further : read the online synopsis of the novel's extract you worked on & be ready to introduce the plot to your classmates.
Both novels raise questions of morality & responsibility, what are the characters’ failings ? what makes them evil ? is there a lesson to be learned from their mistakes ?
To go further : watch the trailer of the film adaptation...
CHECK POINT 3
Read your favourite incipit out.
Record it online
Make sure you make pauses and stress the right words.
Don't forget to adopt the appropriate tone.
Pay attention to your word pronunciation.
To prepare for next class : be ready to record your own incipit for the school's Horror podcast series.