My students are vibrant, diverse learners interested in discussing issues related to the complexity of the world we live in. In this junior IB Language and Literature course, we explore global issues in literary contexts, focusing on preparing students for IB exams at the senior level.
These students are active critical thinkers who are committed to social justice, and they are learning to use their thoughts and commitments in productive academic discussion.
To that end, they deserve texts that engage ethical issues with substance.
In IB Language & Literature, students are obliged to read texts from at least four continents. Dai Sijie's novel offers an important opportunity to explore the relationship between western literature and the ideology of the Cultural Revolution.
The novel's protagonists, the Narrator and Luo, are easy to relate to and serve as guides to the events of the Cultural Revolution.
Readers follow them into the remote countryside where the two young men imagine themselves as guides to a beautiful young seamstress. But who reeducates whom? The novel raises important questions about the influence of literature in the real world. The intended lessons are not always the ones that are received.
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