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Literature Super Pack: Term 2

Literature Super Pack: Term 2

SKU: LIT13+T2
$164.00Price

Purchase one term (16 weeks, Sep-Jan) of literature classes for only $10.25/session! This includes:

 

The Maze Runner, by James Dashner (4 weeks)

This novel is a nice neat package full of valuable lessons. In The Maze Runner, all the characters lose their memories before arriving in the Glade. Without these memories, Thomas loses his sense of self. As such, recovering his memories becomes one of his main goals. During his struggle to discover his identity, Thomas questions whether people are the sum total of their memories and past experiences or if we have essential natures that exist regardless of our experiences. This novel also teaches us about the battle of stability and chaos. Throughout the novel, tension exists between the benefits of order for maintaining a self-sustaining society and the necessary changes that must occur for the Gladers to survive the Maze. Students will gain insight into the necessity of sacrifice. Many characters risk their lives for the sake of saving those around them in various acts of self-sacrifice. 

 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain (4 weeks)

This novel is widely considered Mark Twain’s masterpiece. It is a story of life and friendship, racism and hypocrisy along the Mississippi River in the 1800s. The book details a great adventure shared by two people who should be enemies. This novel highlights the imperfect America that forged Twain. Through studying this novel, students will draw the connections between that old America and the nation's lingering problems of racism. 

 

Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte (4 weeks)

“More than just a fun read, Jane Eyre is a subtle, intelligent discussion of the difficulty of choosing among competing value systems. What values and principles should underpin our choices in life? What forces motivate us to choose and adhere to one set of values over another? These are the important questions Jane Eyre asks us to consider. We watch Jane struggle with these questions, and gain insight into how we struggle with values of our own. That is why Jane Eyre still matters.” —Mary Jane with “Read Great Literature”

 

Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen (4 weeks) 

Pride and Prejudice isn't just a love story. But it is literally about being proud and prejudiced. Elizabeth's character is proud, she misjudges Mr. Darcy, the first time she meets him, due to a poor first impression. On the other hand Mr. Darcy misjudges Elizabeth and becomes prejudiced against her poor standing in the social economic class. It is frustrating and throughout reading the book you just really want to yell at both characters, because it is clear that they both adore and love each other, but they allow outside influences to misjudge everything they know about each other.

 

  • Day and Time: Tuesdays, 12:45 - 1:45 PM ET
  • Bundle Duration: 16 Weeks
  • Dates: February 6, 2024 - May 28, 2024
    • Spring Break: March 25 - 29, 2024
  • Recommended for: Ages 13+ / Grades 8-9
  • Teacher: TTK Faculty
  • Required Materials:
    • The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain
    • Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte
    • Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen

 

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