Help! What books should I choose for comparison courseworkWatch
What themes do you want to discuss in "We need to talk about Kevin"? For example, if you wanted to talk about women and violence, Macbeth could be an interesting choice!
i'd like to possibly talk about nature vs nurture, or even the position of women and pressure they face - how they aren't believed or taken seriously. Thanks for replying, what themes would the be in Macbeth , as I am unfamiliar with the play!
Other texts you might find interesting are Lord of the Flies, Frankenstein (nature vs nurture) or The Bell Jar or Rebecca (role of women)
Hey, I’m struggling to choose novels for my a levels, I have enjoyed reading “we need to talk about Kevin” by Lionel Shriver but am struggling to find books that I can compare with it ! I also enjoy reading books about prejudice if you have any ideas! Thank you
I would highly recommend taking a look at Native Son by Richard Wright, particularly if you wanted to go round the Nature vs Nurture route. Idk if you're familiar with the book but, like WNTTAK it explores criminal actions and how responsible the individual is for these vs their environment. I just finished my english lit a level and studied this book. It's quite long but I loved it and it does appear a perfect fit!
Thanks so much for your input, this seems like a fab choice especially due to the differences culturally and economically! Could I ask, what novel did you do alongside this ?
I actually compared The Great Gatsby and Grapes of Wrath, I just studied Native Son as extra reading to contextualise American lit for that period. I do have a pp I made with a general synopsis and analysis of key themes and devices for Native Son if you'd be interested though? May help give you an idea if its for you?