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Name: Date: Rewriting Frankenstein How can your environments impact who you are and the choices

you make? Pick one of the following scenes from the play. Think about how the situation affected the Monster. Think about how if the scene unfolded differently, the Monster may have changed. Rewrite one of the following to show how they would have impacted the Monster and his choices in life if the situation had been different. When Frankenstein sees the monster for the first time and his reaction is to run away When the monster is in a town, where dogs and towns people are after him When Felix shoots the monster When the monster kills William Your scene should have between 2-4 characters. 1 or 2 of these characters may be your own characters (not from the play). Your scene will have two parts: What happens to the monster (the situation?) His choices as a result (the impact)

Which scene will you rewrite? I will rewrite scene 3; when Felix shoots the monster What is the situation in the scene? What do others How does this affect the Monster? What impact do to the Monster? does it have on his life? What choices does he The situation in the scene is when Felix enters, sees make as a result? the monster and shoots him. This affects the monster because when the monster Felix is trying to shoot the monster and Agathe is gets up after he has been shot he yells Evil, evil and trying to save him by blocking the monster. revenge, revenge!

How will you change the situation? How might things happen differently during the scene? I will change the situation by changing the way Felix reacts so instead of Felix shooting the monster he listens to what the monster is trying to say and he doesnt get so hyper and shoots the monster.

How will this affect the Monster? What impact will it have on his life? What choices will he make as a result? This affects the monster because he would be cared for and people wont tease him. He wouldnt be forces to be evil and he wouldnt do anything bad. He would stay calm and under control. He wouldnt get angry very often.

Rewrite the scene using your ideas from the purple boxes above. Your scene should: Include A Note On Staging refer to page 6 in the Frankenstein play Explain the set design Explain the costumes and props Explain lighting, sound, and special effects Include a paragraph to explain your choices for your Note On Staging Include descriptions of the characters refer to page 8 in the Frankenstein play List each character and give a short (2-3 sentences) description of his/her appearance and personality Include stage directions (in italics) to indicate how the characters move and how they speak In your scene, include dialogue that will move the plot along and show how the new situation unfolds and how it impacts the Monsters life

Criterion A: You compose a script that shows Name: how a situation impacts the Monsters life using a lot of details (dialogue and stage directions).

Criterion B: You write in the form of a script, Date: using the appropriate structures expected in a play script. Your scene builds appropriately.

Criterion C: Your write your characters to reflect their personalities and tone. Your script is free of grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors.
Your script does not reflect the voice of the characters. Your script has very frequent errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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You do not reach the standard described below. Your script reflects very limited Your script does not use the imagination and creativity. It does not organizational structures of a script. show the situation and how it impacted the Monsters life. Your script is generally disorganized. Your script has no details (dialogue, stage directions) to show how the Monster develops through the scene. Your script reflects limited imagination and creativity. It attempts to show the situation and how it impacted the Monsters life.

Your script sometimes uses the organizational structures of a script. Your script is beginning to be organized but lacks coherence.

Your script sometimes reflects the voice of the characters. Your script has frequent errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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Your script has insufficient details (dialogue, stage directions) to show how the Monster develops through the scene. Your script reflects some imagination and creativity. It somewhat shows the situation and how it impacted the Monsters life.

Your script usually uses the organizational structures of a script. Your script is generally wellorganized.

Your script often reflects the voice of the characters. Your script uses generally accurate grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

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Your script has adequate details (dialogue, stage directions) to show how the Monster develops through the scene. Your script reflects imagination and creativity. It shows the situation and how it impacted the Monsters life.

Your script consistently uses the organizational structures of a script. Your script is usually well-organized. The ideas build on each other.

Your script often reflects the voice of the characters. Your script consistently uses a formal tone to explain. Your grammar, punctuation, and spelling are accurate. Your script masterfully reflects the voice of the characters. Your script shows a mastery of formal tone to explain. Your grammar, punctuation, and spelling are completely accurate.

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Your script has substantial details (dialogue, stage directions) to show how the Monster develops through the scene. Your script reflects a lot of imagination and creativity. It clearly shows the situation and how it impacted the Monsters life. Your script has illustrative details (dialogue, stage directions) to show how the Monster develops through the scene.

Your script uses the organizational structures of a script in a sophisticated manner. Your script is consistently wellorganized. The ideas build on each other in a sophisticated manner.

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Name: In order to succeed you need to:


Include a title Describe each character Include a note on staging to explain how your staging choices (set design, costumes/props, effects) show the situation and its impact on the Monster Employ dialogue to show how the scene develops Include stage directions to show the action Use details to show the actions and emotions of the characters involved

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Use the format of a script Skip a line each time a new character speaks Italicize the stage directions Write dialogue by bolding character names Build the dialogue and action to first show what the situation is, then how the Monster is affected Edit for spelling, punctuation, and grammar Use first person when writing the dialogue Use the type of language that the character would use when writing the dialogue

Rewrite the scene using your ideas from the purple boxes above. Your scene should: Include A Note On Staging refer to page 6 in the Frankenstein play o Explain the set design o Explain the costumes and props o Explain lighting, sound, and special effects Include a paragraph to explain your choices for your Note On Staging Include descriptions of the characters refer to page 8 in the Frankenstein play o List each character and give a short (2-3 sentences) description of his/her appearance and personality Include stage directions (in italics) to indicate how the characters move and how they speak In your scene, include dialogue that will move the plot along and show how the new situation unfolds and how it impacts the Monsters life

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SET DESIGN: A small cottage in the woods Inside the cottage: A small table with 2 wooden chairs PROPS: A musket and a dead rabbit for Felix A basket of mushrooms for Agathe COSTUMES: Agathe A simple knee length Felix A shirt and pants Monster Ripped pants and bloody shirt LIGHTS/SOUND/SPECIAL EFFECTS: A bright red light on Felix and the Monster just when Felix is about to shoot the Monster and Agathe comes in front A light blue light when Agathe explains the story to Felix and when Felix puts the gun down A spotlight on the monster when he is explaining the story to Felix (a spotlight on Felix and Agathe as well) CHARACTERS: Felix Protective about his sisters Agathe Caring and sweet person Monster Sweet, kind and loving being Maria Felix and Agathes sister

I decided to make the monster wear ripped clothes with his bloody skin because that shows that nobody likes him and he really needs care and love and that he wouldnt do anything bad to anybody. I gave Felix the props I gave so that it actually shows that he is protective about his sisters.

Comment [JH1]: Ok, it is important to explain why you decided that Felix should have two sisters.

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Felix, Agathe and Maria are sitting on a table inside the cottage. Maria is looking at the mushrooms she and Agathe collected together. Agathe then gets up and walks to the main door of the cottage when she feels like as if she has banged into something or something is blocking her way. She tries to move away the obstacle but she is not able to. She cries for help and Felix and Maria come running to the door. Agathe: Help! Help! Felix and Maria: Agathe? Are you OK? Agathe: Kind of! Can you please come to the door and help me move this big fat thing with cuts in it? Felix: What are you saying Agathe? Agathe: I mean to say please come and help me. Felix: Alright, alright. Ill come. Maria will you please come with me to help our funny sister? Maria: Of course. After all she is our sister right? Felix: Right Felix and Maria continue their conversation and forget about Agathe when she shouts really loud to get their attention. Agathe: Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Felix: Are you OK there, Agathe? Agathe: I only did that so that you would come and help me. I have been standing here waiting for you to come and help me for the past 30mins. Now will you please come and help without saying a word to Maria? Felix laughs and Maria giggles. Felix: Yes your majesty. Agathe: Well, then please come here quickly to help me get rid of this big lump in the middle of the door. The monster just stands there silently listening to their conversation. Felix comes to the door with Maria to help Agathe out when he sees the monster and screams with fear. His voice shaking he says Agathe, there is a monster is standing at the door. Agathe: What? Felix and Maria: Yes, there is a monster at the door. Felix runs to the table to get his musket. Felix: Hey, stay away from my sister or Ill shoot you dead. Step away from her or it wont be good.

Monster: Please dont shot me. Please just listen to me. Please.

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Date: The monster fell to Felixs feet and begged him to listen to his story.

Agathe: Yes, Felix. He is right. Dont shoot him. Listen to his story once and then decide whether or not you want to shoot him. Felix: OK! If you say so. Maria: You may start your story Mr. Monster. But please, make it quick. Monster: Well, I was created by Frankenstein a scientist. He thought that I would be an angel but you can see that I am not an angel. When Frankenstein first saw me he wanted to run away from the room. He wanted to leave me. Then Frankenstein and I ran into the woods and he left me there. I kept looking for him when I found this cottage and entered. You know the rest of it. Felix: Yes, I do know the rest of the story Agathe and Maria: Felix, I really think that we should let the monster stay here. We should help him. Felix: OK fine. Monster you can stay here with us. The monster jumps with joy and keeps thanking Felix, Maria and Agathe. Maria and Felix watch the monster jump in joy and Agathe just stands there and listens to the Monster and Felix and Maria talking to the monster about random things. Agathe: Well, now that there is some happiness in this house why not have something yummy for dinner? Felix, Maria and Monster: Good idea! We want. Roasted beef steak and then after that we would like ice cream for dessert Agathe: Well, well, well. I think I can do that. But I have one problem, where do I get the beef from? Felix: Oh! Well, here is your beef Ms. Agathe! He says that putting a big piece of beef on her bare hands. Agathe: Ewwww! Felix, you could have put that on a plate and given it! You havent changed at all and I dont think you will. Anyway, will you two please be with the Monster? Maria: Yes, but dont you think that we should give the monster a name? Felix: Yes! Amazing idea! Monster: Whos name? Agathe: Name is not a person Monster! A name is what people are known by. For example, people call me Agathe right? So Agathe would be my name! Monster: Ohhh! I get it now! Will you please give me a name? The Monster says in a soft tone.

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Maria: Of course we will! You dont want to be called Monster all the time do you? Monster: No! Who would? Maria: Exactly! So what should we name you? Any ideas? Everyone starts thinking deeply about what they should name the Monster. They keep thinking when all of a sudden Will enters and says Hey, John! on the phone and thats when everyone jumps and says John! Felix: Perfect! Monster, from now on we wont call you Monster but we will call you John! Monster: OK! Sounds good! I like John! Felix: From now on we will call you John! John: OK!

Comment [JH2]: Who is Will?

2 days later everyone was always together and they would hang out all the time. Everyone was happy and everything was good. They were on the dining table eating food when Felix realized that John was not eating properly. He was not using the fork and knife in the correct way. Felix the asked John whether he knew the correct way to use the fork and knife.

Comment [JH3]: Who says this, you need a narrator to help explain your story.

Felix: Do you know how to use the fork and knife properly, John? John: What fork and knife? Who is fork and knife? Is he some dangerous person who we should run away from? Will he harm us? Everyone started laughing. Agathe and Maria: No, John. He is not a dangerous person who we should run away from. Fork and knife are both used to eat food. Knife is a sharp tool used to cut steaks and other foods. A fork is what you use to pick up food. So you dig the fork into the food lift it up and eat. Though, the knives are dangerous because they are sharp and you should be careful. If you hurt yourself byut cutting your skin it can hurt and bleed a lot. So be careful. Felix: Well ladies, if you are done teaching may I please show John how to use a fork and knife? Agathe and Maria: Yes, you may Felix Felix showed John how to use a fork and knife and while John was learning everyone was laughing because he kept making mistakes and often his food flung off the fork and onto Felix face. Looks like Felix was the target. Maria: Well done, John! You just used the fork and knife correctly! John: Really?

Name: Maria: Really. John: Well, I am really proud of myself

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He says giving himself a pat on the back. Felix: You bet, John! I am also really proud of you! John: Thank you! Thank you! Dont praise me too much! Agathe: OK! If you say so Mr. John! Everyone laughs. They were all having fun when they heard a knock on the door. Everyone stopped laughing and the first one to stop laughing was John. John knew that there was something wrong. John: Felix, can you please go to the door and see who it is? Please? Felix: Yes but why are you so worried? John: Well, its just that I feel that my creator Frankenstein is there to take me back with him and I dont want to go back with him and I am sure that you wouldnt want me to go back with him. Agathe, Felix and Maria: John, we will try our best to convince him to let you stay here with us, OK? John: OK! It doesnt matter if you are not able to convince him Everyone stays quiet because they know how bad John was feeling at that point of time. Felix: Ill be back. John: Where are you going Felix? Felix: To see who is at the door. John: Oh! OK! Umm, go ahead! Felix: Are you sure? I mean, are you OK, John? John: Of course I am. What makes you ask that? He asks in a curious way. Felix: No, nothing! Ill go check the door and see whos there John: You do that! Felix moves toward the door and opens the door and finds Frankenstein and his army of people standing behind him. John suddenly screams Frankenstein! from the back and Maria and Agathe hide him in the closet and tell him to stay quiet till the time they dont leave. Agathe and Maria: Hide in here! Dont move or say anything from behind OK?

Name: John: OK! I got it!

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Frankenstein and his gang invade their little cottage and scream Where is the Monster?!? But Felix doesnt say a thing. He just stands there listening to Frankenstein and his people scream and shout for the Monster. Suddenly a silence fell in the room when Felix asked whether they would like to know where the monster was. They shouted yes. Felix: I am going to say the truth. Do you hear me? Frankenstein and gang: Yes! Felix: Good! Honestly, I have no idea who you are talking about and we are only 3 people living in this cottage! Frankenstein and gang: Who? And bring them in front of us! Now! Felix: OK! Maria? Agathe? Maria and Agathe: Yes, Felix? Who is it? Felix: Its Frankenstein and his gang and they want to see who all live in this house because he wants to know whether is monster lives here or not but we dont know about any monster so I dont know why he is here to look for his monster. Maria and Agathe: OK! Were coming! Maria and Agathe walk out of the room and into the living room. Maria sees the gang and she gets scared. Felix: These are my two sisters. This is Agathe and she is blind and this is Maria. Frankenstein: We know their names but we dont know yours so tell us your name. Felix: My name is Felix. Are you happy now? Frankenstein: Yes! Felix: Well, now that you know the truth, will you please depart from here? He opens the door and stands there waiting for them to leave the cottage. Frankenstein: OK! Gang! Lets go! Nobody here! Soon they were out of sight and never came back again. The monster came out of his hiding spot and thanked them like never before. He was jumping with joy just the way he did when he got to stay in the cottage with them. Felix was the happiest of them all because he finally had a friend. Now he didnt have to hang out with Agathe and Marias friends.

Comment [JH4]: Good dialogue leading up until this point, but you need to say who says this, as it cannot just be stage directions.