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Final Exam. Novels Review 10 th Grade May 28-May 31. How do I write a critical lens essay?. Interpret or explain what you think the quote means. Then, pick TWO books (underline titles) that support what you said the quote means. [Don’t forget the authors!!!].

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Final exam

Final Exam

Novels Review

10th Grade

May 28-May 31


How do i write a critical lens essay
How do I write a critical lens essay?

  • Interpret or explain what you think the quote means.

  • Then, pick TWO books (underline titles) that support what you said the quote means. [Don’t forget the authors!!!].

  • Agree or disagree with your interpretation of the quote.

  • Choose supporting examples that are literary terms and elements (themes, conflicts, POV, setting, etc.) that best help you prove your opinion of the quote.

  • Use your examples to prove your interpretation of the quote.

    • YOU MUST HAVE TWO EXAMPLES PER BOOK!!!

    • BE SPECIFIC WITH SPECIFIC DETAILS FROM THE NOVEL, PLAY, OR MEMOIR!!!

    • REMEMBER: SPECIFIC DETAILS….SPECIFIC DETAILS…SPECIFIC DETAILS from each work.


Night, Elie Wiesel


Characters continued
Characters, continued

Dr. Mengele: Nazi, decides who lives and who dies at their camp.

Stein of Antwerp: wife Reisal is related to Mrs. Weisel

Juliek: plays the violin

Franek: another prisoner

Yossi and Tibi: brothers

Idek: Jewish man in charge of their block/ whips Elie for seeing him doing something he shouldn’t have been doing.

AkibaDrumer: prisoner

Zalman: prisoner

Rabbi Eliahou: very religious / well loved / son abandons him during the run to Gleiwitz.

Meir Katz:


Night symbols
Night: Symbols

  • Fire: Madame Sch. screams that she sees flames and death. It symbolizes their fate once they arrive in the concentration camp. They must work in order to avoid the flames of death.

  • Night = darkness. This novel is a period of darkness, not only for Elie but also for all the Jews.

  • Nazis: symbolize the hatred of one group of people toward another.

  • Moshe the Beadle symbolizes unused knowledge.

  • Mr. Wiesel: symbolizes Ellie’s will to live. When he dies, Ellie’s will is broken.


Themes more
Themes, more

  • Maintaining faith in a benevolent God is difficult to do in times of continued tragedy.

  • People turn on each other when they, themselves, are abused.


Lord of the Flies, William Golding


The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare


Themes continued
Themes, continued

  • Power can go to one’s head: Antony takes power and abuses it with JC’s will/ also he makes a “hit list” of people to kill once the conspirators have left and he, Octavius, and Lepidus have formed the 2nd Triumvirate.


The color of water james mcbride
The Color of Water, James McBride


Themes continued1
Themes continued

  • When Ruth married her first husband, her family disowned her. So she had to find her own path through life with her husband and children

  • She also changes her religion to one that is more relevant to her and her new life.


Symbols
Symbols

  • Color: what color is God? Is he black or white? The minister says he’s all colors / James’s brother then says he’s gray/ James’s mother says God is the color of water = water has no color.

  • Bicycle: her way of grieving/ escape from grief after husband dies. James is embarrassed b/c it showed she was different from others.

  • Names (changing them): change of identity. Rachel when in U.S. / Ruth when she moved to N.Y.


Foreshadowing
Foreshadowing

  • Ruth’s feelings for her father are cold, we find out it’s b/c he molested her.


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