Ms. Gokturk

Trends in Lit


Theme Groupwork


Working in groups, choose ONE theme and find evidence throughout our reading of its development.


  1. Use quotes and paraphrases and explain the importance of each piece of evidence.
  2. At the end, answer the following: WHY is Atwood developing this theme? What is her message?



  1. A line being crossed
  2. Problem of passivity (lack of ACTION)
  3. Extinction
  4. Isolation
  5. Corruption
  6. Last Man motif
  7. Indifference (lack of COMPASSION)
  8. Dysfunction
  9. Ouroboros
  10. Fake vs Real (How is “real” defined/perceived?)
  11. Perfection
  12. End of Civilization
  13. Climate Change