AP 10 Novel blog 2018
1. In a well developed answer, explore how the author has created a complex allegory about how detrimental decision-making affect society. Be sure to make direct reference to your novel using textual evidence to support your answer.
2. How does your author explore sentence structure, dialogue, and diction? Provide at least 5 textual examples to support your answer.
3. Have each group member share their critical lens focuses and answers. Which seems to be the most intriguing ideas? Post the top two critical lenses as chosen by your group and why you felt that they were the most interesting and applicable.
1. Using the passage analysis portion of your individual assignment, choose the 3 strongest answers and their significance in developing the dystopian ideas of the novel.
2.The hero in dystopian literature always questions society although he is usually in high-standing within the social system. He often sees what's wrong and tries to change the system. He puts his hope in a group of people who aren't under the complete control of the state. Describe how the "hero" in your novel fits the standard of a dystopian hero.
3. Choose one of the following quotes to relate to your novel. Once you have chosen, explain how it relates using details from the novel to support your statements.
a. “Nothing makes me more nervous than people who say, ‘It can’t happen here.’ Anything can happen anywhere, given the right circumstances.” — From a 2015 lecture to West Point cadets
b. “Any novel is hopeful in that it presupposes a reader. It is, actually, a hopeful act just to write anything, really, because you’re assuming that someone will be around to [read] it.”
— From a 2011 interview with The Atlantic
1. Dystopian stories frequently take place in landscapes which diminish people, like large cities with mastodontic architecture or vast wastelands devastated by war and pollution. Dystopian societies are usually, but far from always, battered and worn-out. They may be colorless or kaleidoscopic, but always visually obtrusive. Provide a detailed description of your novel's setting.
What specifically makes your novel dystopian? Consider the points made above in your description.
2. Consider the types of controls found in dystopian literature. Which of the four controls are displayed in your novel? Provide detailed evidence for your answer. Use your answer to provide a TW contemporary connection.
3. How is the protagonist in your novel fit the quintessential dystopian character? Give a detailed answer using direct evidence from your novel to support your answer.
4. Post 3 questions that your group came up with related to your novel. Provide answers for each question.
Now that you have completed your questions, hand in your journal, job sheet and pick up a peer/self evaluation sheet.