Part 2: Detailed Study of Purple Hibiscus Assignment 1: Complete your summer reading assignment and turn in via Google Classroom on the first day of class. Assignment 2: In groups of 3-4, create two representations of Papa Eugene using a physical or digital medium. The representations should be of the two sides of his character and relevant quotes and symbols to augment your representations. (You must choose the two sides and defend your positions...this is analysis!) You will have three in-class days to create your representations. The groups will present their drawings to the class on the 4th day. Assignment 3:Go to the following YouTube sites and listen and watch the pronunciation videos. Then, write all of the characters names as printed in the text and then, write the phonetic spelling next to each name. After this, choose 10 other Igbo words from the text and do the same as you did with the names. We will then practice saying our Igbo vocabulary aloud. Create an Igbo dictionary of all the words and their pronunciations according to your research. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX-oPHbGuho https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miNeAxtj9wo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vj0zvLmjtc Assignment 4: Research on the history of Nigeria as a country. Focus on Nigerian culture and Nigerian government and politics, particularly from the 1970s to present day. Make a Prezi depicting what you have discovered. Then write 750 words about how Adichie's uses Nigerian culture and politics to further the themes and characterizations in her novel. You must use evidence from both your research and the book which also means you must have a works cited page and use proper MLA style for your parenthetical citations. Official Website of Nigeria Wolfram Alpha: Nigeria Wikipedia info about Nigeria BBC: Nigeria Every Culture Nigeria Food Assignment 5: After watching the video "The Danger of a Single Story," write a 300-400 word reflection. In your reflection, give an overview of why and how Adichie communicates this topic (she was not strident or overbearing) in her TED Talk. Make sure you include one quote from the video that you found particularly interesting or profound. You should also write about a time when you were guilty of "buying-in” to a single story, a time when you have been the in a position where someone else only had a "single story" about you, and how you might, in the future, work to be more conscious of avoiding the trap of a "single story" when interacting in the world around you. The essay will be written in class over two days (including the day we watched the video). Assignment 6: In the video, the author of Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, discusses The Danger of a Single Story. Once you have watched the video, curate three other resources on a separate Google slide that you believe show the “danger of a single story.” They can be websites, videos articles etc, but you MUST write a summary in your own words explaining why each of your selections are valid. Attached is an example. Assignment 7: The Transformation of JaJa and Kambili The attached character sketch chart is for you to use to document the transformation of theses two characters. You will use three charts for each character. Make sure you explore all avenues of their transformation but put strong focus on who was most instrumental in each character's transformation and how the transformation comes about. You will now use your charts to write and 1250-2000 word essay concerning the transformation of Jaja and Kambili. Please make sure you use textual evidence and that you not only show how the two characters transformed, but how Adichie used effective characterization to show us this transformation. Assignment 8:
Turn to page 6 and read from "So when Papa did not see Jaja..." to the end of page 7 "Even the glass dining table was moving toward me."
Lightly circle words (in pencil) that portray different emotions.
Now, with a partner, discuss the choice of circled words and decide who was feeling the emotion, you as readers, or the characters in the text? What kind of link is there between reader and character?
In 200 words, explore the link between the choice of emotive words and literary effect. Are any of the words actually literary devices (onomatopoeia, alliteration, etc.)?
Now, again with your partner, draw the scene in the room.