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Thursday, 12 April 2012

3 out of 4

And how are you going to convince me that you're not anti-American? 
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English A1 is the only subject in the IB where I don't have to revise everything I've learned since last year, and instead, only have to focus on the last 4 books. What happens is, the IBO has a list of books, with some certain conditions, some themes, and my teacher is the one to choose them. 
The 4 books are: 
- "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe, about imperialism, and the clash between colonialists and native people
- "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker, about racism in America 
- "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, about materialism and the shallow, pointless, hypocritical life in America and the negative side of the American dream 
- "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene, against the Vietnam war, against American imperialism
Isn't that a bit blatant? 

7 comments:

  1. chà, chắc tao phải lên lịch re-read Gatsby Vĩ Đại quá.

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    1. Ờ, cuốn đó hay. Hôm nọ tao có viết 1 bài về nó.

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    2. ủa, đâu, hồi nào.

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    3. Đây nè: http://dualityandextremity.blogspot.com/2012/03/2-films-and-2-books.html

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    4. cái đó lâu r` mà.

      mà bữa hứng lên tao đọc lại r`, đọc cũng lẹ qua 1 đêm là xong, chắc tại đọc lại.

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