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The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 10, 12 – Offred and Identity

Re-read the detail in Chapters 10 & 12, comparing Offred’s past self to her present.  *Watch the lecture (no. 4)…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 13, 15, 16 – Indoctrination and Ideology

Read Chapter 13 (pp 81-85 in some editions) about Janine in The Rachel & Leah Centre, Chapter 15  with The…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapter 13 – The Motif of the Body

This chapter develops the motif of the body and dreams.  Close analysis: “I sink down into…” (p83 or 85 in…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 8 & 14 – Serena Joy

Read the description of Serena Joy’s past and present in Chapters 8 (pp55-6) & 14 (pp91-94). What role has she…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapters 1-15 – Surveillance

How is power distributed in Gilead? Give examples from your reading of the first 15 chapters of the novel. the…

The Handmaid’s Tale Chapter 5 – Power in Gilead

The nature and power of the Gileadean regime are developed and established in this chapter. Largely, the totalitarian regime exerts…

The Handmaid’s Tale – Context

The Handmaid’s Tale was written in 1984, while Atwood was living in West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was still up…

Local Survey – EA Report

I conducted a survey as a complimentary engagement so I could better get a feel for the public’s views on…

Interview with Parag Khanna – EA Report

I have just completed my second engagement – an interview with Parag Khanna, a ‘leading global strategy advisor, world traveller,…

Interview with Georgia McCafferty – EA Report

I had my first engagement today – an interview with Georgia McCafferty, former Thought Director at the Economist in Singapore….

My Engagement Activity

An analysis of the role that government media and communication plays in shaping attitudes in response to global public health….

G11 Maths Reflection

Are you pleased with how this year has gone? I am pleased with my year. I feel like I have…

Saint Hoax

Making America Misogynistic Again Issues and Ideas: pop art with political messages: ‘poplitical art’ taking sexist adverts from the 1950s…

Guerrilla Girls: A Brief Summary

Aims and Objectives Undermine mainstream narrative, provide (or expose?) alternative ‘understory’ Subvert dominant discourse? Educate and spread awareness about the…

English Individual Oral

For my next oral outline, I want to make sure the context is foregrounded. In order to do this, mention…

La Melodía Desconocida

      15 de Abril de 2020 Hoy, había estado caminando al supermercado (no tuve suficiente mantequilla) cuando oí…

Duffy’s Delilah

Duffy’s Delilah explores constructs of gender identity in an intimate contemporary setting between two lovers. Samson, famed for his strength,…

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife explores female identity and the transformative experiences of women through a form of intertextuality….

Bias in Procter & Gamble’s “The Look”

In what ways is the advert “The Look” ‘a story about bias’ in contemporary American society? “The Look” by Procter…

Procter and Gamble’s #LikeAGirl China

In the #LikeAGirl campaign, Procter & Gamble used a form of cause marketing to reach its target audience, picking up…

Local Survey – EA Report

The Talk – Advert Analysis

In Procter & Gamble’s advert The Talk, the theme of bias is established and evokes a response from the audience. The…

La Cirugía Estética; una Entrevista

Hola todos, y bienvenido a esta edición de la semana de Semanal de Mujeres. Hoy tenemos una persona tan especial aquí…

Las Dietas

Hola Clarice, ¿Comó estás? He oído que has estado intentando en una dieta nueva, y me gustaría tener una conversación…

Marriage Market Takeover: Oral Reflection

Here is the link to my practice oral 1. Timing Regarding timing, I think I was pretty good. I managed…

Cause-Marketing in #LikeAGirl China

In the #LikeAGirl campaign, Procter & Gamble used a form of cause marketing to reach its target audience, picking up…

Woman’s World Analysis pg265 – 267

In ‘Woman’s World’, Rawle presents a fictionalised personalisation of grief in the construction of Norma’s character exploring the origins and…

Is Beauty Objective?

The issue of whether or not beauty has any objectivity is hotly contested. You often hear the phrase ‘beauty is…

Guided Analysis 1

Our first common assessment task was about gender identity, representation, and brand values which reflected societal values in an advert…

¿Los Padres Tienen el Derecho a Espiar en los Hijos?

Recientemente, ha estado un caso en las noticias sobre comó un padre usó un cámara a espiar en su hija,…

Los Peligros de Comer Carne Roja – y lo que Nos Muestra

¿Has estado comiendo carne roja? Han habido muchos estudios recientemente sobre los peligros desconocidos sobre carne de vaca, cerdo, y…

Woman’s World Introducing Norma

Norma primarily defines her femininity through her women’s magazines; ultimately with her whole characterisation (most noticeably her voice) shaped by…

Reseña de La Casa de Papel

Estas vacaciones, ví La Casa de Papel, una programa sobre un equipo de ladrones quien están probando a robar el banco…

Disability and Representation in Advertising

The Invisibles What points are raised in this article about portrayals of disability in advertising? In this article, there are…

El Botellón

El botellón ha existido desde el siglo veinte, pero recientemente ha cambiado. Ahora, una creciente cantidad de jóvenes lo hacen…

TOK Common Assessment Task

Our certainty surrounding knowledge claims or truths differs greatly across different areas of knowledge.  Certainty can mean different things –…

Common Assessment Task – Representation

Representation Thought Piece This was an advert displayed on the London underground by Marsh & Parsons, a real estate company…

Dolce + Gabbana Campaign

The Dolce and Gabbana campaign adverts were incredibly racist and offensive; from the chopsticks’ primitive, disparaging description of ‘stick-shaped cutlery’…

Mi Amigo Ideal

Urgente! Mi maestro dijo que necesito escribir un blog sobre mi amigo o amiga ideal. De hecho, no creo que…

Chem-OK; How does Chemistry link to TOK?

My immediate response to the task of linking Chemistry to another subject was TOK. TOK is all about asking how…

Cultural Appropriation – Responses to Lionel Shriver

As Lionel Shriver made light of identity, I had no choice but to walk out on her  Yassmin Abdel-Magied In…

Cultural Appropriation and Identity Politics – Lionel Shriver

I hope the concept of cultural appropriation is a passing fad. 1. What is the main point Shriver makes about…

Understanding Context

How important is the author’s narrative in understanding text? What is the relationship between the author and the context? In…

Representation Response

Can texts ever truly be representative of groups? As with everything, there are many ways to look at this. For…

IB Maths Analysis: Maths and Me

My name is Amelie Alchin but most people call me Millie. I have just finished iGCSE maths here at UWC….

A Path that Leads to Nowhere

There was once a boy here. He lived in the last house on the left, the one with the peeling…

Electronic Waste

If you are reading this, you likely live in a high-income country and own a mobile phone. We all live…

Mental Health in Singapore

Mental illness is a medical disorder which affects your behaviour, emotion, or thinking. According to the World Health Organization, more…

Income Redistribution

Wealth redistribution is a method of spreading economic prosperity through taxation or via charity from wealthier individuals to the less…

Rape Culture in India

Living as a privileged family in Singapore, we are relatively sheltered from issues that face millions of women around the…

Educational Poverty in Ladakh

Human Rights; the thirty indivisible, inalienable rights that we have agreed all humans are entitled to from birth. They are…

Perspectives on the Death Penalty; The Case of Kho Jabing

“Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders,” (Camus) In 2016, convicted murderer Kho Jabing was executed, “ending eight years…

Emergence of Modern Rap

Rap music: black thugs machine-gunning rape, violence, and crime monologues. Right? It’s not hard to see where these ideas about…

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