This part of work is essential because the way of writing is entirely contingent on it. Here, you need to define your position on the theme you should analyze; you should define a thesis statement. It is a short argument or your standpoint which you should prove in your text. For instance, if your target aim is to analyze a novel, your thesis is your personal interpretation of it.
Is there such thing as a true story?
In what ways does our understanding of the elements of non-fiction narratives change when interpreted in different types of media, particularly film? I chose this film because it is an adaptation of a piece of written work of the same title that is at an appropriate level for senior level high school students.
The content of the film, about a young man who leaves home to find adventure and truth by living on his own in the wild, I think would appeal to both male and female students in the classroom.
The film has many cinematic elements for examination such as the soundtrack, the colour, setting and cinematography used.
It also has content that links to the themes and critical questions of the year such as what is truth and is there such thing as a true story.
The three lessons included in this media study guide are designed to follow the viewing of the film and the reading of the book. These lessons could be used as a part of the larger unit that I have planned, or could be used in isolation as a mini-film studies unit.
The larger unit that the media study of the film Into the Wild fits into is a non-fiction narrative unit. In this unit students will have read and analyzed non-fiction stories including autobiographic novels, essays and poems; memoirs and biographies.
Finally, prior to viewing the film, students will have read and discussed as a class the Jon Krakauer non-fiction book Into the Wild. Throughout the unit students will have been keeping journal entries based on prompts provided by class activities and the teacher.
Students will also have written their own autobiography at this point, based on a collection of their own experiences. This unit asks students to think critically about the world around them by asking them to question the idea of a single monolithic truth in the narratives that they encounter.
This includes narratives told in advertisements, newspapers, fictional and non-fictional books, television shows and films. The examination of the movie Into the Wild ties into the over-arching question that ties all the units of the year together: The analysis of this film asks students to explore the adaptation of a non-fiction piece of writing to a medium such as film that is traditionally fictionalized.
The film will be analyzed as a text, examining the plotline, characters, themes, moods and motifs. Students will discuss the journey of the main character McCandless to find the truth in his own life, and the events and actions that make up the film.
A critical comparison and contrast of the film to the book will also take place.
In particular, students will examine the difference in the way in which McCandless dies. In the book he dies of natural starvation due to his inability to survive in the wild. In the film, the character is portrayed as dying of starvation due to poison, due to an innocent mistake.
In this way the plight of the main character is poeticized, which leads into an analysis of who the storytellers are in the case of the Hollywood film, and how they portray the main character.
As well as an analysis of the content of the film, students will also analyze the cinematic elements of Into the Wild. We will examine how colour, dialogue, cinematography, and music contribute to the understanding of the events of the movie.Into the Wild [Jon Krakauer] on regardbouddhiste.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
In April a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Reviews: K. The phrase "out of the dust" appears several times in the book. At one point Billie Jo wants to escape "out of the dust," but later she says, "I can't get out of something that.
In his book Love and Death in the American Novel, the literary critic Leslie Fiedler suggests that the central theme of all U.S. literature is the escape of American men and boys from civilization into the wild.
UNIT: THE CALL OF THE WILD ANCHOR TEXT The Call of the Wild, Jack London (literary) by Marshall Saunders, a nonfiction book about a dog who is rescued from abusive owners, Hezekiah In response to Ernest Thompson Seton’s. Wild Animals I Have Known, “[The] line between fact and fiction is repeatedly crossed and a deliberate.
Her analysis of women’s wages in ale and beer production proves that a change in women’s work does not equate to a change in working women’s status.
Nationality, political persuasion, training, intellectual interests, personal history, and historical context may provide crucial details about how a work takes shape. Writing Book. The poet’s concerns or themes (I prefer to call them concerns.
“Themes” sounds like it is straight out of a high school study guide). This is the subject matter of the poem, and everything that follows helps you to figure out and then comment on the concerns of the poem.