AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading Project 2019

 
 

Tasks 1 & 2: Select your books

This summer you will read two novels. Everyone is to read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and you have four novels to pick from for your second.

I suggest that you read one of these books in June and one in July. While you read or after you read, please fill out an AP Literature & Composition Major Works Data Sheet.

Due dates:

  • Major Works Data Sheets: FIRST DAY OF CLASSES

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

(CLICK THE BOOK COVER TO GO TO THE AMAZON PAGE FOR PURCHASE)

Select ONE of the following:

(CLICK THE BOOK COVER TO GO TO THE AMAZON PAGE FOR PURCHASE)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

To complete your project, you will write a 1000 word, MLA-style paper responding to one of the following prompts:

  1. Compare and contrast one main character’s motivations from each of your two works. (In what ways are their motivations similar? And in which ways are they different?)

  2. Compare and contrast the point of view or narration style of your two works.  The timeline is objective, but the way the story is told in a novel or on stage is up to the point of view or narration of a work.  (How are the narration/point view similar, and how are they different?)

  3. Compare and contrast the central theme of each work.  (How do your two works convey similar ideas, and what differentiates the ideas conveyed through literary features in each work?)

 

Be sure to provide support for your analysis using textual evidence which will be properly cited using MLA-style parenthetical citations. We will go over this during the first week of class, but you should have a draft finished before the first day of classes.

 

You will find resources for writing papers linked on the AP Literature and Composition Summer Project page.