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					Northern Lights
 (otherwise known
        as)




      THEMES
A number of important ideas are presented
  in the novel. Explore these and then
  complete the activity questions.
APPEARANCE vs REALITY
Activity: Answer the following questions in your
2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

     APPEARANCE vs REALITY
  1. Mrs Coulter appears to fellow colleagues,
     scholars, explorers and socialites as a
     beautiful, charming women. The reality is very
     different. Discuss the difference between her
     outward appearance and inward reality. (100
     wds).
  2. Witches are traditionally ugly, wicked creatures
     who try to harm others. How does Serafina
     Pekkala differ from this traditional image?
     (100wds).
BETRAYAL
Activity: Answer the following questions in your
2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

                BETRAYAL
 1. How does Lyra betray Roger? Was she
    aware she was betraying him? (50wds).
 2. How does Lord Asriel betray Lyra?
    (50wds).
 3. How does Lyra rectify (fix) the betrayal of
    Roger? (50wds).
COURAGE
Activity: Answer the following questions in your
2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.
               COURAGE
  Courage is an idea empasised by a number
   of characters. How do Lyra, Iorek,
   Serafina and Lee Scoresby all
   demonstrate bravery?

   Provide at least one example for each
    characters. Each piece of writing must be
    at least 100 words.
FEAR
Activity: Answer the following questions in your
2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

                   FEAR
At the end of the novel Lyra is afraid of her
    father, yet admires him.
1. Why does he create fear in her? (50wds)
2. How can she be afraid and admire him at
    the same time? (50wds)
3. How is fear related to courage? (50wds)
LOYALTY
Activity: Answer the following questions in
your 2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

                 LOYALTY
 Choose two characters and demonstrate
  how they show loyalty to others – you
  must have at least 100 words.

				
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