S Y M B O L I S M
S C A V E N G E R H U N T
Your group’s task is to collect and photograph 3 items which serve to symbolize particular characters from Animal farm. It is very important that you not divulge the identity of your characters to people outside your group and that you avoid concrete or literal representations of your character. In other words, a picture of a duck does not symbolize a duck. It’s just a picture of a duck.
The challenge is to represent your character with the most clever and meaningful symbolic items you can find. Please avoid images and representations of animals. Please use existing objects as opposed to creating your own. As a group you will have a chance to discuss and explain your items during class. SHOW YOUR AWESOME SENSE OF SYMBOLISM!
So, the basic rules are as follows:
- keep the identity of your character a secret among your group. Other students should be able to guess the character by the items you display.
- collect images of symbolic value relating to your character. Photograph actual things. Avoid taking anything from the internet
- be prepared to create explanations for the choices you have made.
Defend image choices. Download the following and complete ONE for EACH of your assigned characters. Symbolism defense. This will consist of a complete explanation of how your image is appropriate in standing for you character. Multiple complete sentences (if you need a minimum number, here it is: FIVE) and thoughts. Make it extremely clear that tour image is absolutely, deeply appropriate. If it is not defensible, maybe it is not the best image!