The Giver Project Package You will respond to the novel in various ways. Each activity must be completed and handed in with the others. Students may collaborate to discuss ideas and events from the novel; however, the project must be done individually. Activity One: Conflict Remember that there are either internal or external conflicts in literature. There are different types of conflict: character vs. character, character vs. nature, character vs. society, character vs. self, character vs. fate. The way the conflict is resolved is the resolution. This is a part of the plot. Tension is a product of the conflict. These are elements of literature studied in grade 7. I expect you to know and understand them. If you do not, ask myself or a friend to explain it to you again. Instructions: In the novel The Giver, identify ONE example of conflict, quote directly from the text, and provide further support for your quotation. Use the following example as your guide, as needed. Ex. In Adam Andeve’s novel, Ten Steps to Eden, the protagonist Mike Barkley is torn between arresting his best friend and destroying incriminating evidence. On page 30, the protagonist, Detective Barkley, wrestles with this problem. “Tyrone Beers got what he deserved. Why should I arrest Brett for seeing justice done?” Detective Barkley is clearly in conflict with himself. This is an example of an internal conflict in which the character is in conflict with himself. Mike is confronted with what he sees as a moral dilemma. Continued… Note: Sentence one introduces the author, title and mentions briefly the conflict. This may be done in 2 sentences. Sentence two gives the page number and introduces the quotation. Sentence three is the quotation from the novel to support the claim of the paragraph. Sentences four and five explain the type of conflict the quote illustrates and sentence six provides further support and a clear conclusion. Activity Two: Plot In the plot of a novel, we see such elements as introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. These are also elements of the novel we have studied before and I am assuming you are familiar with. Fill in the chart below by recreating it in a larger, easier to read format. Your plot diagram may take a different format if you so choose. Activity Three: Satire This is the only part of the project which can be completed with a partner. If you work with another student, photocopy the assignment so that both of you can hand in a copy. Satire is writing that ridicules or makes fun of people’s mistakes and weaknesses. Often the intent is to correct or change the subject of the satiric attack. A satiric essay uses exaggeration, distortion, and irony to comment on something. (Think back to the Stephen Leacock essay we read last year, “The New Food”.) Satirist cartoons make fun of what a person or character says and does. These are examples of satire. Your assignment is to create a cartoon which satires a character, event, or statement from the novel. It can be a single frame or up to 4 frames in length. Activity Four: Foreshadowing Create a T chart which has examples of foreshadowing on the left hand side and events that followed on the right hand side. Provide 5+ examples of foreshadowing from The Giver. Activity Five: Figurative Language and Figures of Speech i) Find 2 examples of imagery from the novel. Provide the chapter and page number. Explain what senses the passage appeals to and how the passage is an example of vivid imagery. ii) Find examples of 4 of the following in the novel. (simile, hyperbole, metaphor, personification, alliteration, flashback, symbol, onomatopoeia) Label each example. Give the chapter and page number, as well as the sentence where the figurative language is found. We will create an evaluation scheme together for the project. ALL activities will require some type of planning/prewriting to be considered complete. Spelling, punctuation, grammar and content will all be evaluated. Remember that this is a MAJOR project.