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IOP presentation help with selecting a topic
by kvigo (kvigo)
at November 20th, 2011 (09:06 pm)

Hello world,
my iop is coming back and I have to choose a topic... the three books i have to work with are Blindness, Prisoner of Tehran, and Hamlet (Shakespeare). these are the possible topics I came up with to present, which do you think would be the strongest presentation topics and how can I present them?
Thank you!
IOP TOPICS:
 
Do you think that Blindness is an overt critique of modern society? Why or why not?

Does the experience in the quarantine provide any critique of forms of government?

What is the importance of the fact that the writer who is living in the first blind man's house keeps writing, even after he is sure no one can read what he has done?

Why do you think that the doctor's wife is the protagonist as opposed to some other member in the group?
 
COMPARE AND CONTRAST idea of FEAR in BLINDNESS and PRISONER OF TEHRAN (theme: nothing to fear but fear itself, fear as it holds people captive)
 
COMPARE AND CONTRAST the BLINDNESS MOVIE to the BLINDNESS BOOK
()how the point of view and writers style such as embedded quotes are portrayed in the movie and their effect to the book)
 
COMPARE AND CONTRAST use of FEMALE PROTAGONISTS in BLINDNESS and PRISONER OF TEHRAN to the use of a MALE PROTAGONIST in HAMLET.
 
COMPARE AND CONTRAST the display of ‘fluids’ (unbalance of powers) such as reason, passion, and desires and how they act as a TRAGIC FLAW in both HAMLET and PRISONER OF TEHRAN.

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Posted by: MapleMapffyPie (maplemapffypie)
Posted at: November 22nd, 2011 02:42 am (UTC)

Hello!

I am an IB graduate who studied Hamlet, but not the other topics, but I hope this can be of some help for you, especially as I have kept all my notes and such.

Firstly, I would highly recommend you do NOT do the movie vs. book thing. It really doesn't give you alot of room to talk about effect and such.

Secondly, I would steer away from the comparison thing. Comparison writing is difficult to begin with, and as one of your World Lit papers HAS to be a comparison, it is nice to do something that is not that much work in your IOP.

I like the first one. In my experience, doing an IOP on something like that can be very rewarding and really captures the interest of the listeners. Actually, this one is the one I think would be your best bet, it can be very in depth and still have something that just really shows off your voice.

Good luck!

Posted by: tristancc (tristancc)
Posted at: November 28th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)

LOL the good old days of IB....

Posted by: tristancc (tristancc)
Posted at: November 28th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)

best of luck haha. i can't remember a thing

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