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One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and Life of Pi , a Comparison PIB LA 10 Seminars You will be responsible for organizing and running a part of a class session on Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and Yann Martel’s Life of Pi . You will lead the class for approximately 20 minutes on one point of comparison between the two novels, sharing the information, creating a visual presentation or handout, and ending with some sort of class activity, questioning, or discussion which demonstrates the students’ understanding of the material you have presented. You have already signed up with your group members and will have some time in class to work with on a 20 minute presentation on any idea that you find to compare or contrast between the two novels. Some ideas to consider are The storyteller: storytelling, narrative structure, and objectivity
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Unformatted text preview: • Motif of survival • Issue of restraint • Setting and the idea of imprisonment • Societal rules and codes • God and religion; God vs. religion • Hope and hopelessness • Motif of brotherhood • Motif of dehumanization vs. anthropomorphism • Writers willing to speak out against their society Choose one of these broad topics or create one of your own (with teacher approval). Consult the syllabus or the sign-up sheet for the dates of presentations. Have fun and teach each other well! You will be graded on the four IB oral presentation areas: Knowledge and Understanding , Interpretation , Presentation , and Use of Language . Aspects of each of these presentations will be included in the final timed writing questions over these novels, so listen carefully and take notes on your classmates’ presentations!...
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