Your group of 3-4 members will research, craft, and present the lesson in 7-9 minutes.
Each group must determine which aspect of western literature to pursue for this project.
The following should be incorporated within the lesson:
Remember to include a complete works cited including the play, the novel, another western classic, and a minimum of 2 articles for support
Settings—Greek city-states, Umuofia, the village/town, the city, the forest, the sea, the desert, the home, the ship, the battlefront, the meadow, the river, etc.
Culture clash/Western perspectives on Africa (and “the Other”); what is “the Other” in classical literature? What is “the Other” in contemporary American society?
Societies falling apart (Yeats’ poem as universal truth)
Okonkwo/Oedipus/Mystery Hero/Heroine—a close look at the heroes
Societies NOT falling apart (the individual versus society’s evolution)—when is change good/bad, and what are the implications for a traditional western hero when change occurs?
History vs. Perception/Representation of Fictitious Characters—true or truthful?
Narrative Voice of Things Fall Aparat: does it shift? Is there more than one? How is this similar to or different from the ancient classical western tradition/contemporary western tradition?
Sophocles and Achebe: how their lives influenced their works (and mystery author)
Women in classical western literature—roles, depiction/portrayal, voice, social commentary
Language analogies in the western tradition: proverbs, allusions, folktales, songs, etc. How does the variety of language tools infiltrate/add to the works, and what does it ask of the audience/reader?