Looking for Alaska's Tropes
Kind of Activity:
To explore the idea of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl and other tropes that may apply to Alaska
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3
TVTropes.com is a website that analyzes and compares figures in literature, film, television and media. Encourage your students to read the TVTropes.com pages about the archetype of the "Manic Pixie Dream Girl" (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ManicPixieDreamGirl) and the "Broken Bird"(http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BrokenBird)
Your students should quickly notice how many attributes of this...
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