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1 Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman

2 What is prejudice? Racism
Discrimination against a group of people because of colour, sex or religious beliefs a judgment or opinion formed before the facts are known; Usually unfavourable

3 Exercise 1 – Hints at Identity
It’s only on page 50 that we receive any confirmation of the importance of the colour of a persons skin and the colour prejudice that exists in the society of the novel. 1. Find this evidence and note it in your jotter.

4 Exercise 1 – Hints at Identity
2. Look back and find clues that were planted earlier and note these quotes (Some relevant pages: 8, 31, 36, 47, 48, )

5 Answers Pg 8: ‘Maybe things would be different for them.’ Pg 31:
‘If only Callum wasn’t a nought.’ Pg 36: ‘their schools’ Pg 47: ‘whatever happens tomorrow’

6 Answers Pg 48: ‘I think you and your father are underestimating how much of a … challenge it’s going to be. I don’t want to see you upset.’ Pg 52: ‘All I could see were pale white hands, blue veins clearly visible through the almost translucent skin.’

7 INVERSION – What is this?
1. To turn inside out or upside down 2. To reverse the position, order, or condition of: ... How has Blackman used this technique in her novel Noughts and Crosses? What parallels do you see with our society? What statement do you think she is making about society?

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