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A frequent theme in literature is the conflict between the individual and

By Herman Porter,2014-07-09 08:28
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A frequent theme in literature is the conflict between the individual and

Process Notes:

    I used the following pages, on overhead paper, for a gameshow focused on pre-MCAS thesis writing. Students worked in teams based on their focus texts. I had them draft theses on overhead slips and then had students judge between the various teams’ attempts. We used a round robin competition structure.

    Characters often change considerably over the course of a piece of literature.

Such a character is often called a dynamic character.

    Choose a character from a piece of literature that you have read in or out of school who undergoes a personal transformation or change. In a well-developed composition explain how and why the character is transformed.

    Often the protagonist in a piece of literature has a flaw that leads to his or her downfall.

    Choose a flawed character from a work of literature that you have read in or out of school. Explain what the characters flaw is, and how the flaw affects the outcome of the work.

    Many pieces of literature involve a conflict between two characters.

    Choose a piece of literature in where there is a conflict between two characters. In a well-developed

    composition explain what this conflict is and how it is resolved.

    Many works of literature involve complex characters who are both similar to and different from other characters in the work.

    Choose a work of literature you have read in or out of school and identify two characters that are both similar and different. In a well-developed composition compare and contrast these two characters.

    A frequent theme in literature is the conflict between the individual and society.

    From a work of literature you have read in or out of school, select a character who struggles with society. In a well-developed composition, identify the character and explain what this character’s conflict

    with society involves and how it is resolved.

    In literature as in life people often fight for justice or against injustice.

    Choose a work of literature you have read in or out of school and select a character who fights for justice or against injustice. In a well-developed composition explain how this character fights for justice or against injustice and what the outcome of their fight is.

    In literature, as in life, things are not always as they appear to be.

    Identify a work of literature that you have read in or out of class in which this is true. Select one event, scene, or episode from this work of literature and explain in an essay what the situation appears to be and what the situation really is.

    Many works of literature depict a significant friendship between two people.

    Choose a piece of literature in which friendship played a significant role. Describe the characters involved and why this friendship was important.

    Sometimes works of literature end in tragedy.

    Choose a tragic work of literature that you have read in or out of school. Explain what makes the work tragic.

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