Jostein Gaarder Essays
An Endless Adventure for Answers: The Motivating Role of Curiosity in 'Sophie's World' 10th Grade
Where does the world come from? Does man have an immortal soul? Questions like these are what race through the brain of Sophie Amundsen, a character in Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder. This novel about the history of philosophy pushes readers to...
Sophie and Her Mother 8th Grade
In Jostein Gaarder’s philosophical novel Sophie’s World, Sophie learns about the history of philosophy, concluding with the truth about her own existence. Throughout this, many motifs are prevalent—the mirror, the boat, dreams, constant...