HBL Extra Credit: Guilt


What Is Guilt? What is Shame?

Guilt is a feeling that everyone is familiar with. It can be described as “a bothered conscience”[1] or “a feeling of culpability for offenses.”[2] We feel guilty when we feel responsible for an action that we regret. There are several types of guilt. People can feel ashamed, unworthy, or embarrassed about actions for which they are responsible. In this case, we refer to true guilt — or guilt that is appropriate. However, true guilt is only one form of guilt. People can also feel guilty about events for which they are not responsible. This false guilt can be equally destructive, if not more so. Feeling guilty for events which are out of our control is often unproductive and detrimental.

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I chose this short article because it explains the significance of guilt and how it can a play a dangerous role in someones life. Guilt is a emotion that can drive a person and crazy and can make someone do bad things. I think this article is really important in regards to Frankenstein because it directly symbolizes certain actions that occurred in Frankenstein and the importance of how it relates to those actions. Its explains the what shames as well.


HBL Extra Credit: Gender Roles

Movie: G.I. Jane (1997)

Image of G.I. Jane

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I chose this movie to represent gender roles in Frankenstein because this woman is enrolled in a all male Combined Reconnaissance Team training camp. The men trainers there expects her to fail because she is a woman. They don’t think she is tough enough to handle the rigorous training that has been set up for her.  She excelled even when she was judged because of her gender but she proved that woman can in fact do anything a man can.

HBL Extra Credit: Gender Roles

Song: Boys Don’t Cry

By: The Cure

“I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try and laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
“Cause boys don’t cry” 

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I chose this song to represent gender roles because boys are expected to be taught and to not cry. I really don’t understand why men cant express their emotions like woman can. They believe if they show their emotion they will be seen as weak or not man enough. These specific lyrics symbolize the reason why men hide their emotions because they are afraid of judgement.

Link: http://www.edchange.org/multicultural/arts/gender_songs.html

HBL Extra Credit Theme 2: Education


Education is what you learn and how you use the things you learn. I chose this painting to represent education in Frankenstein because it symbolizes the important of education. It is the key to life and without it you will be lost in this world. It have levels that we all have to reach. Education stacked on top of educations equals a happy fulfilling life. Most importantly education is the backbone of life and all the things you learn will guide you.

HBL Extra Credit Theme 1 : Gender Roles

Men don’t cry and women don’t fight

And women wear heels so they look alright

And makeup is important, and so is delicacy

And when it comes to emotions, they all need secrecy.

And men wear pants, not wigs or skirts

And they don’t admit when they get hurt

they must have power, they must be strong,

And acting different is obviously wrong.

Because female is one thing, and another,

Two separate categories like father and mother,

And if you believe this ,god bless your soul

Does gender, so strongly, dictate a role?

What does it matter, at the end of the day

Its not black or white its an equal shade of grey.

“Men” can be “Women” and the other way around,

Until these expectations are nowhere to be found.

Poem by : Strange Mind


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This poem relates to gender roles  in Frankenstein because woman and men are expected to have certain roles. I feel like people should be able to live their life how they want to without being judged. Woman are expected to be weak and feminine and men have to be strong. If men are feminine they will be judged or if woman are masculine they will be judged. People shouldn’t be expected to act a certain way its their life they can be what they want.


All you sucka Mc’s ain’t got nothing on me It Beo in this thing everybody know me. I’ll knock Grendel down im the baddest in town . I fight for a king but I you know I keep the crown IM BAD 


Through the entire book the point they are trying to get across to the reader is “find the underlying meaning”. Once we can find the real meaning, then we are reading like a professor. Remember the different symbols and ironies and sarcasms though.The chapter is basically a restatement of previous chapters, just repeating that readers need to think of the story in a different perspective and that they should see the author or maybe the characters point of view.


Chapter 22– This chapter discusses blindness. Blindness can typically exhibit failure to see reality. Usually when the author introduces blindness, they do it for an emotional effect over physical. “If you want your audience to know something important about your character, introduce it early, before you need it.” This implies that introducing a detail towards the beginning of the story will make the reader think it has high importance throughout the rest of the story.


Chapter 20 is about the effect seasons have. Most teenage movies are set in the summer because that is supposedly the prime of their lives. Winter signifies age and the characters are usually moody or gloomy. When it is fall the characters are probably changing is some ways. Spring the character is probably renewed in some way.


Chapter 19 is about the geography. The geography symbolizes the mood of the characters. Such as if a character is on the beach they are usually relaxed and calm. Hills can symbolize journeys or difficult tasks that the character has to overcome.The author explains to us how different cultures are brought into writing and the effects they have on them. He talks about American literature and other types of literature inside of this chapter