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Northern Lights (otherwise known as) THEMES. A number of important ideas are presented in the novel. Explore these and then complete the activity questions.

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1 Northern Lights (otherwise known as) THEMES

2 A number of important ideas are presented in the novel. Explore these and then complete the activity questions.

3 APPEARANCE vs REALITY

4 1.Mrs Coulter appears to fellow colleagues, scholars, explorers and socialites as a beautiful, charming women. The reality is very different. Discuss the difference between her outward appearance and inward reality. (100 wds). 2.Witches are traditionally ugly, wicked creatures who try to harm others. How does Serafina Pekkala differ from this traditional image? (100wds). Activity: Answer the following questions in your 2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

5 BETRAYAL

6 1.How does Lyra betray Roger? Was she aware she was betraying him? (50wds). 2.How does Lord Asriel betray Lyra? (50wds). 3.How does Lyra rectify (fix) the betrayal of Roger? (50wds). Activity: Answer the following questions in your 2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

7 COURAGE

8 Courage is an idea empasised by a number of characters. How do Lyra, Iorek, Serafina and Lee Scoresby all demonstrate bravery? Provide at least one example for each characters. Each piece of writing must be at least 100 words. Activity: Answer the following questions in your 2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

9 FEAR

10 At the end of the novel Lyra is afraid of her father, yet admires him. 1.Why does he create fear in her? (50wds) 2.How can she be afraid and admire him at the same time? (50wds) 3.How is fear related to courage? (50wds) Activity: Answer the following questions in your 2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.

11 LOYALTY

12 Choose two characters and demonstrate how they show loyalty to others – you must have at least 100 words. Activity: Answer the following questions in your 2B8. Don’t forget to put in the heading.


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