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Discovery - Some related texts The annotations below are for texts presented by Helen Sykes to three sessions at the Whitlam Library, on the 19th, 20th and 25th November Those who attended the sessions were given the following handout, which highlighted the types of text presented.
In the handout that was given to teachers on the 19th and to students on the 20th, T. While this is certainly an interesting exploration of the concept of discovery, it cannot be used as a related text as it is a prescribed text for HSC English.
Choosing related texts Choose quality texts - texts of substance that ensure that you have something to write about Choose texts that give you an opportunity to discuss language features and conventions Choose a variety of types of texts Choose related texts that are of a different text type to your prescribed text Choose texts with similar ideas to those in your prescribed text Choose texts with contrasting ideas to those in your prescribed text.
An Overview of the Texts This overview lists the texts under types. Below you will find, in alphabetical order, annotations on each of the texts. Walker Books, Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan.
Random House Australia, Era Publications, Some graphic novels Coraline: The graphic novel based on the novel by Neil Gaiman, adapted and illustrated by P. Liar by Justine Larbalestier. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta. The Vanishing Moment by Margaret Wild. We Were Liars by E.
Some adult novels Past the Shallows by Favel Parett. The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid. Penguin Books, Some classic novels Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
Silas Marner by George Eliot. The Explorers by Tim Flanagan.
Text Classics, My Place by Sally Morgan. Paula by Isabel Allende. Scurvy by Stephen R. Available in Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. A play in three acts. Longitude directed by Charles Sturridge. The Truman Show directed by Peter Weir. This is an appealing story about a teenager whose family have recently undergone a sea change, moving from the city to a small seaside town.
The story gives a vivid description of the town as a warm, welcoming place, which makes the sense of alienation even more acute. The reading of this story involves a different kind of discovery from the other texts suggested here. For most readers it is an interesting discovery that they have made assumptions based on such stereotypes.
There is another discovery, on the part of the narrator. His or her parents are both deaf.
But sometimes I do mind that they worry so much about me minding that they throw themselves into every possible school activity and community activity in order to show that I am just a normal kid with normal parents who can do normal things. But do they have to?The Truman Show - "Cue the Son" The powers that be "Christoff" would, daily, cue the sun to rise up over the constructed town and peoples.
When Truman becomes more and more awake to what is happening, the others around him seek to protect their way of "life". - The Truman Show and Pleasantville Review The Truman Show, a comedy/ drama was directed by Peter Weir (nominee for Best Director in , Academy Awards).
The film was scripted by Andrew M. Niccol, including last years "Gatttaca," a similarly themed tale, Niccol delivers optimism and affection for the human condition.
Comparing The Great Gatsby and The Truman Show. January 31, Do you love teaching The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald but want to freshen up your approach? Try teaming it with a study of Peter Weir’s film, The Truman Show (starring Peter Carey).
At their heart, both explore the corruption of the American Dream. Christof in The Truman Show, attempts to control Truman both physically and mentally.
Also, Winston Smith, the protagonist of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eight-Four, is restrained to live under a despotic government. Truman Show The Truman Show is about deceiving appearances, absolute control, and the search for truth, which are all major themes in philosophy.
The film is remarkably similar to Plato’s allegory of the cave. The Truman Show is a American satirical science fiction film directed by Peter Weir, produced by Scott Rudin, Andrew Niccol, Edward .