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AP English Literature and Composition

Summer Dystopian Reading

1. Read: The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Write a 1-page reflection that addresses the following prompt:

How does McCarthy use syntax and imagery to convey a message? How does that message connect to the notions of Dystopia, survival, and happiness?

2. Read: 1984 by George Orwell

Write 1-page reflection that addresses the following prompt:

How does Orwell use symbols to convey a message about individual morality and public conscience? What are your own thoughts about individual morality and public conscience?

 

*Both reflections are due in the first week of school, and you should be ready to participate in a Socratic Seminar Discussion about these 2 books on the first few weeks of school. My email is kathryn_holk@csd28j.org. Feel free to email me over the summer if you have any questions or concerns.

 

*If you are looking for more Dystopian titles that are AP approved, and if you are wanting to read even more over the summer, check out the following books: The Martian, A Clockwork Orange, Player Piano, Fahrenheit 451, Lord of the Flies, and Anthem.  We have copies of these in our school library. Multnomah County Library is also a great resource for these texts.

 

Have a fun time reading! See you in September!

 

AP English Language and Composition

Instructor: douglas_paul@csd28j.org