Coming of Age, 1st Edition

  • Valerie Bodden
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1629695882
  • ISBN-13: 9781629695884
  • Grade Level Range: 8th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released October 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This title examines the role and theme of the coming of age archetype in A Separate Peace, The Catcher in the Rye, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Giver, and The Fault in Our Stars. It features four analysis papers that consider the coming of age theme, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the theme. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover._x000D_
Half Title Page._x000D_
Title Page._x000D_
Copyright Page._x000D_
1: Introduction to Themes in Literature._x000D_
2: An Overview of a Separate Peace._x000D_
3: The Symbolism of Coming of Age._x000D_
4: An Overview of the Catcherin the Rye and the Perks of Being a Wallflower._x000D_
5: Psychology and Coming of Age._x000D_
6: An Overview of the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the Giver._x000D_
7: A Moralist View of Coming of Age._x000D_
8: An Overview of the Fault in Our Stars._x000D_
9: Coming of Age Amidst Tragedy._x000D_
Analyze It!._x000D_
Characteristics and Classics._x000D_
Additional Resources._x000D_
Source Notes._x000D_
About the Author._x000D_