Lost In Translation
Kind of Activity:
Students will compare multiple translations of the same passage.
Common Core Standards:
Russian is a notoriously difficult language to translate, and many attempts to do so often end with functional, if not somewhat dry, results. A work as significant and monumental as The Brothers Karamazov deserves a translation that conveys Dostoevsky's ideas as closely as possible. Of course, there is no singular "best" translation of Karamazov, and one's choice largely comes down to personal preference. For this activity, students will read a single passage from multiple...
Join Now to View Premium Content
GradeSaver provides access to 1939 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 10920 literature essays, 2722 sample college application essays, 756 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.