Sophie's World is a fun novel, but it is also a complex one that wrestles thematically with some of the most challenging questions and ideas ever posed by humanity. Use this blog to ask questions and discuss with your peers ideas that you have about the text. Doing so will help you better understand the complex philosophies that we will be exploring and applying to classical literature this coming school year.
For your final guiding question and response, you will be blogging with Ms. Roseman's Pre-AP English I students. Please follow the link below to Ms. Roseman's blog. The due date for both your response to the guiding question as well as your response to a fellow student is Monday, 2/10.
Consider the following symbols that appear in the novel:
1. The conch
2. The glasses
3. The spears
4. The parachutist
Choose one. Discuss its use as a symbol of power and include at least one quote from the text to support your analysis. Be specific when discussing power -- what kind of power does it symbolize and is this power beneficial or detrimental to the group's survival?