Tuesday, December 10, 2013

IB: Novels into Film - 2nd Semester

Here it is: your link to the list of novels that would make potentially outstanding oral presentations.

Remember that your outside book and movie for your oral presentation (which is due next semester during the 5th six-week grading period) is due on your exam day. I would recommend having a back-up book in case someone gets in line ahead of you and chooses "your" novel.

As always, if you question the validity of your book then you should probably choose another book. Furthermore, try to choose a book that you have not read before. It would be an awful shame to show up with beloved and weathered copy of Hunger Games only to have the class look down upon you with scorn and derision. (Choose a better book, Catnip.)

IB: Transgression and Redemption Final

  1. How does the city serve simultaneously as a symbol of society and of Raskolnikov's state of mind?
  2. Does Razumikhin serve as Raskolnikov's foil? Defend, challenge or qualify.
  3. What impact do the descriptions of the various apartments--including those of Raskolnikov, Alyona, Sonya, Luzhin, and Dunya and Pulcheria Alexandrovna--have on our understanding of the characters who inhabit them and the events that take place within them?
  4. What effect does having the murder occur at the very beginning of the novel have on the structure of the novel?
Prep all four; draw on exam day. You will use your prepped notes and your novel to answer the question you draw.