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Discovering Dystopia

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Laura Collins

on 30 April 2014

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Transcript of Discovering Dystopia

Discovering Dystopia
What themes make a book an attractive read?

friendship

love a hero
INTELLECT:



HOW DO CHARACTERS LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM?
INDEPENDENCE:
HOW DO THE CHARACTERS MAKE DECISIONS ON THEIR OWN?
INTEGRITY:
DOES THE PROTAGONIST MAKE DECISIONS BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG? IF SO, HOW?
There are FIVE major themes found in young adult literature. These are called the FIVE I'S:

INTELLECT
INDEPENDENCE
INTEGRITY
INTIMACY
IDENTITY
INTIMACY:
WHAT RELATIONSHIPS OR FRIENDSHIPS DOES THE PROTAGONIST DEVELOP?
IDENTITY:
DOES THE PROTAGONIST THINK ABOUT WHO HE OR SHE REALLY IS?
Other themes in a novel appear as an archetype. WHAT IS AN ARCHETYPE?
An image, character, or pattern of circumstances
that repeatedly occurs in literature and is
considered a universal concept.
For example......



The Innocent Embarking on a Journey:

Frodo takes the ring to Mt. Doom.
The Seeker:

A character who chooses and seeks to have a different or better life.
The Orphan:

Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, and Oliver Twist.
The Caregiver:
Can be wicked or good.

The evil stepmother, Robin Hood, and Mary Poppins.
The Sage:
Offers spiritual advice and intellectual care.
Gandalf, Yoda, and Merlin.
The Friend:
Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
The Lover:
The knight and the maiden. Beauty and the Beast. Romeo and Juliet.
The Warrior, the Hero, and the Villain:

Strong characters who will stand up and fight.

The Ruler:
People who lead and contribute to their community and country.
The Fool, The Trickster:
The character who pretends to be the fool to get away with something.
I.E. The Joker in the Batman series

The Magician/The Creator:
(can be good or evil)

The Wizard of Oz

Your mission:
Choose a character you like and identify the tasks and/or archetypes your character represents.
Your Final Mission:
Create a collage using text and images to represent your favorite character and the themes and archetypes they represent.
Christine from Divergent:
The Friend
Identity: does she belong in her chosen faction?
Friendship: Tris' close friend and confidant.
Example:
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