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Transcript of Discovering Dystopia
What themes make a book an attractive read?
love a hero
HOW DO CHARACTERS LEARN ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND THEM?
HOW DO THE CHARACTERS MAKE DECISIONS ON THEIR OWN?
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:
WHAT RELATIONSHIPS OR FRIENDSHIPS DOES THE PROTAGONIST DEVELOP?
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.
The Innocent Embarking on a Journey:
Frodo takes the ring to Mt. Doom.
A character who chooses and seeks to have a different or better life.
Harry Potter, Anne of Green Gables, and Oliver Twist.
Can be wicked or good.
The evil stepmother, Robin Hood, and Mary Poppins.
Offers spiritual advice and intellectual care.
Gandalf, Yoda, and Merlin.
Harry, Ron, and Hermione.
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.
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
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:
Identity: does she belong in her chosen faction?
Friendship: Tris' close friend and confidant.