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World Literature. Mrs. April Priest. See the world around you!!. Your Final Year!. We will discuss, debate and enlighten our worlds. Politics Economy Culture Diversity. Refine skills of writing, reading and speaking Learn to project your voice. student-based learning

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World literature

World Literature

Mrs. April Priest



Your final year
Your Final Year!

We will discuss, debate and enlighten our worlds.

  • Politics

  • Economy

  • Culture

  • Diversity



World literature


Five key themes this semester
Five key themes this semester:

  • Individuality

  • Struggle against intolerance

  • Existentialism

  • Nature

  • Metamorphosis


Novellas
Novellas

  • Anthem by Ayn Rand

    • Focuses on the collectivist ideals of society as lived by the author in communist Russia

  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

    • Portuguese author who eloquently shares the dreams of young men while emphasizing the necessity for bildungsroman in the setting of Spain, Morocco and the Sahara Desert.

  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

    • A lovely collection of vignettes strung together in the heart of a Mexican-American writer who struggles to surpass cultural norms.


Novels
Novels

  • Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

    • This novels allows for an expansive education on eastern cultures and religion rich in the colors of Nepal and India

  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

    • Africa is a continent of strife and struggle and Achebe clarifies the archetypal necessity for tribal values amongst a vastly changing modern society


Plays
Plays

  • Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

    • A fascinatingly dramatic example of the ancient Greek tragic hero

  • A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

    • This play collects family, love, loyalty and societal taboos in the hotspot of the French Quarter, New Orleans in the early twentieth century


Please contact me
Please contact me!

  • Email: priesta@newegypt.us

  • Website http://plumsted.schoolwires.net//Domain/252


Ready set go
Ready, Set, Go!

  • Prepare for future

  • Provide structure

  • Hone skills

  • Define goals

  • Off to the future!!