Presentation on theme: "Coming of Age Literature"— Presentation transcript:
1Coming of Age Literature CommonThemes inComing of AgeLiterature
2Coming of age Synonym/Explanation Image/Example Growing upThe mental transformation from childhood to adulthood.Image/ExampleThe O.C. is a coming of age television show that focuses on the lives of teenagers growing up in California.
3Loss of Idealism before after Synonym/Explanation Destruction of a false sense of securityMay start to expect the worst from othersLoss of faith in dreamsImage/ExampleThe girl thought her father could protect her from anything, but his death shattered her idealism.beforeafter
4Desire for Independence Synonym/Explanation(From parents), want to make own decisions, want to be able to do things on your ownImage/ExampleFor many teens, a car = independence
5Search for Identity/Acceptance Synonym/ExplanationDesire to belong to and feel accepted by a group, may feel lonely or isolatedSearch for answers to the question “Who am I?”Image/ExampleTeenagers struggle to feel accepted, but remain unique.
6Changing Attitudes and Values Synonym/ExplanationWhat is important to character changesImage/ExampleOnce he was accepted at tech school, John stopped playing soccer and started concentrating on his trade.
7Testing the Waters Synonym/Explanation Trying out new things, seeing what you can get away withImage/ExampleThough her curfew was 12:00, Suzy kept testing the waters by coming home later and later
8Dreaming of the future Synonym/Explanation Image/Example Asking…What will my life as an adult be like? What do I want to do when I “grow up”? how will my life be different from my parents’?Image/Example
9Resilience (n) Explanation able to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or event“bounce back”Image/ExampleI am amazed by the resilience of the hurricane victims.Word FamilyResilient (adj.)
10Rite of Passage (n) Explanation A ritual marking culturally significant changes in an individual’s life cycle, such as birth, puberty, marriage, old age, and deathImage/ExampleA rite of passage that occurs at age 16 is ___________.Word Familyritual
11Epiphany (n) Explanation moment of understanding or clarity in which a person comes to gain a new understanding about him or herself or the world around him/herImage/ExampleI had an epiphany when I realized…Word Family
12Initial (adj.) happening at the beginning [= first] Image/Example Explanationhappening at the beginning [= first]Image/ExampleMy initial reaction to the news was complete shock.Word FamilyInitial phaseInitial stageInitial periodInitialsInitiation
13Self-Reliant (adj.) Explanation Able to decide what to do by yourself, without depending on the help or advice of other peopleImage/ExampleEllen Foster learned to be self-reliant at an early ageWord FamilySelf-Reliance (n)Reliable (adj.)
14Initiative (n) Explanation The ability to make decisions and take action without waiting for someone to tell you what to doImage/ExampleI took initiative when I….Word FamilyInitiationInitial
15Conformity (n) Explanation behavior that obeys the accepted rules of society or a group, and is the same as that of most other peopleImage/ExampleMany teenagers try to conform to their friends by wearing the same clothes, shoes, and hairstyles.Word FamilyConform
16Alienation (n) Explanation the feeling of not being part of society or a groupImage/ExampleIn this picture, the figure’s alienation is symbolized by his placement in a dark corner.Word FamilyAlienAlienate (v)
17Reconcile (v) Definition if you reconcile two ideas, situations, or facts, you find a way in which they can both be true or acceptableSentenceAs I grew up, I began to reconcile the fact that people can be both good and bad at the same time.