OPTION 1 - Passage Analysis, Kindred: the graphic novel Carefully consider the pages (49-51) from the graphic novel. Analyze the panels. Use the technique of close reading you have learned in this course: consider the elements of graphic novel storytelling at work in these pages, using the worksheets on elements of graphic novels, whenever these apply. Be sure to discuss elements of the passage (including symbolism, point of view, character, setting, mood) in relation to the novels larger theme(s) or message(s). OPTION 2 - Scene Analysis, Bend it Like Beckham Use the Cinematic elements and effects worksheet to analyze and discuss a scene from the film. Pay attention to the language of cinema, or the narrativity of cinema. Watch this scene together as a group, several times, taking notes and comparing thoughts about the cinematic elements and effects, as well as the discussion questions. Make sure that everyone has a chance to talk, but that you also have a free flowing conversation. You may use the clip I posted, or find another clip from the film. (Be sure to provide the link for the clip, if you use a different one). Remember that the purpose for a scene analysis is to use a part of the film to look closely at the techniques and themes at work in the film as a whole. You are using a part to discuss the whole (and finding the whole in the part). In your discussion, also address at least two of these discussion questions. How does Bend it Like Beckham "bend" the meaning of identity (gender, race, culture, nation). ( If this film were made today, what different choices might the writer and directors make? Has the politics of representation changed?( Bend it Like Beckham positions us to see the world through Jesminder's eyes, as she avoids being defined, confined, or limited as a woman in various spaces. How does she navigate home and family expectations? Do you think she pays lip service to her traditional community while choosing her own pace of assimilation to the dominant culture and its expectations?