1. How does advertising reflect and shape the values of our society? 2.What does it mean to be Canadian? Discuss the elements of Canadian national identity (cultural, social, political, etc.). 3.How does Hollywood present young offenders? Watch a film that uses the “kids in trouble” motif. How does your chosen film portray youth and crime? In these films what motivates the young people to commit crimes, and how do society and “the system” treat these troubled youth? 4.Truth and Deception in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. 5.Rigid social roles and double identities in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Checklists: 1.Does your thesis statement present the following elements: 1) your opinion; 2) your support for this opinion from primary sources; 3) your support for this opinion from secondary sources? 2.Are the essay’s assertions clear? Are they adequately supported? 3.Does the organization of your paper further your assertions/argument? 4.Have you removed irrelevant material? 5.Have you prepared an alphabetical list of your sources for the end of your paper?