Lord Asriel: A Polarizing Figure
Kind of Activity:
Analyze Lord Asriel's character and role in the text from several different perspectives.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1
Lord Asriel is a very complex figure. In this activity, your class will discuss several different ways to analyze his character.
One might expect that in a text as infamously critical of religion as The Golden Compass, a heretical scientist and explorer in search of truth would be the hero. But Lord Asriel is not the ideal Lyra believed him to be, nor is he a picture of...
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