Thursday, May 8, 2014

From the iPad of Melissa Hamley...

The IB juniors have begun their final oral presentations for English 11.

All topics have to be student-selected and distinctly different from each other and from material we have already covered in class.

Many of them have taken what they’ve learned in other IB classes (like psychology) and applied them to the characters in the novels we have read this semester.

Here are some examples....

Use of rhyme and repetition to comfort readers in The God of Small Things
Influence of religion/Christianity in 1984
Psychoanalytical interpretation of the use of dreams in 1984 and Heart of Darkness
The effect of George Orwell’s usage of binary oppositions on his portrayal of totalitarianism in 1984.
The God of Small Things  Fruit / Nature imagery

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