Grade 10 HH Final Assessment

Sophie Sirota 2A June 11, 2015

Theme

Authors use cultural, global, and personal experience to form a narrative.

"The Lottery" By: Shirley Jackson

This relates to cultural issues because it is a reoccurring theme in our society. This story has the same conclusion as "The Hunger Games." Basically, one person each year is chosen randomly to die. the only difference is that in "The Hunger Games," you fight to live and in "The Lottery," you are chosen and there is nothing you can do about becoming "stoned."
The Lottery (Stoning scene)
The Hunger Games: Katniss and Peeta Reaping Scene [HD]

"The Catcher in the Rye" By: J.D. Salinger

Holden Caulfield, the main character, is an everyday teenager who doesn't like to follow the rules. he strives to have knowledge about sex and about the adult world. He is very lonely, most like many teenagers in our culture. He has many signs of depression and other disorders due to his previous experiences. Many teenagers in our culture go through these same struggles.
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"The Stranger" By: Albert Camus

This story relates to many global issues. The theme of "The stranger" is that the legal system is not a fair system. The law says that when you break a certain law, you must do your time for it no matter who you are. Our society contradicts itself by not being fair to everyone. Meursault, the main character, was accused of shooting an Arab man. He did it because the sun was hot and his sweat was in his eyes so he just shot the gun but what the judge wanted to hear was that he shot him because he was an Arab and he that Meursault was scared. This relates to our global issues because as you all know, we have had many injustice problems having to do with the unfairness of the legal system.

"The Metamorphosis" By: Franz Kafka

Franz relates his story to his own life. He symbolized himself as a bug through the character of Gregor. Growing up, Franz had always felt like he was all alone. He was also Jewish which didn't help him any because during this time period, Jews had been isolated and there weren't very many of them still living. He is also very distant from his own family and not admired by anyone. In the story,Gregor turns into a bug because he is worked so hard. In real life, this is how he actually felt, and therefor, he expresses it in his narrative, "The Metamorphosis."

"Things Fall Apart" By: Chinua Achebe

Chinua grew up in Nigeria which is where this story is based upon. He describes his family and personal history, the customs and society of the Igbo tribe, and the influence of British colonialism and Christian missionaries on the Igbos community. This is Chinua's life but put into a different characters perspective. the character's name is Okonkwo. Okonkwo is much like Chinua such as; he is a strong and hard working leader who strives to show no weakness.
Things Fall Apart Summary by Shmoop