John Green and the Patriarchal Paradigm
Kind of Activity:
To examine the relative feminism (or lack thereof) of the text from Alaska's perspective.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1 ; CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2
Looking for Alaska has some confused and inconsistent ideas about what feminism is, and what it means to Alaska. As a class, try to answer these questions:
- Alaska considered herself a feminist, or at least is very vocal about the objectification of women and female solidarity. Do you think John Green would consider himself a feminist (at the time he wrote Looking for Alaska)?
- Why do you think he...
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