My students need 40 copies of the novel, "Nectar in a Sieve," for when we travel to (read about) Asia (India, Japan, China) in World Literature.
What do you value most in life? Friends? Family? Money? Possessions? Knowledge? Dignity? Your cell phone? Teenagers often have a difficult time distinguishing the most important things to them in their lives, and the novel 'Nectar in a Sieve' helps them to explore their answer to this question.
My students live in a middle-class, rural area.
The ethnic diversity at our school is almost non-existent. I have a quote next to my bookshelves in my classroom that says, "Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." I LOVE teaching World Literature to Sophomores because it allows these "culturally ignorant teenagers" to "TRAVEL" to different parts of the world and discover a couple of things: 1. Other CULTURES in the world are very different from our own. 2. Other PEOPLE in the world are not so different from us.
The protagonist in the novel 'Nectar in a Sieve' is a poor woman struggling to keep her family together in developing India. Rukmani's dignity is one of the most important things to her. She believes that the human spirit is capable of overcoming the most devastating and seemingly insurmountable of trials. She says, "“Well, and what if we gave into our troubles at every step! We would be pitiable creatures indeed to be so weak, for is not a man’s spirit given to him to rise above his misfortunes?” Rukmani exemplifies a strong will and refusal to give up. In our study of the novel, my students will explore themes of hunger, dignity, personal trials, values, and perseverance. They will begin to discover what is truly most important to them.
I teach world literature to nearly 100 Sophomore students every year.
My current students and hundreds of future students for years to come will benefit from reading the novel 'Nectar in a Sieve' because it will allow them to learn of a different culture in the world, while simultaneously examining themselves and their own beliefs.
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