Ironwood Ridge students present Frankenstein Project Gallery Night and ask the question ‘What does it mean to be human?’
The presentation will be made by students from teacher Jeremy Clarke’s English 10 class at Ironwood Ridge High School. Clarke’s classes have recently finished reading Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
Some 60 students have been working like ‘mad scientists’ to answer the question - ‘What does it mean to be human?’ by building six foot tall creatures. These creatures are being built from clay to PVC pipe, with each student thinking in the process what their creature represents about being human.
After the creatures are built each student will then give a presentation about why the creature was built the way it was.
According to a recent news release Clarke stated “The students develop a deeper understanding of the themes of the novel through the pursuit of building their own creature.”