English & EAL

I am Malala and Made in Dagenham Prompts

Lucy Diggle

July 20, 2018

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I am Malala and Made in Dagenham is usually studied in the Australian curriculum under Comparative (also known as Reading and Comparing). For a detailed guide on Comparative, check out our Ultimate Guide to VCE Comparative.

  1. Compare the importance and role of idols and role models in I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  2. Describe the role of fear and obligation as an obstacle to progress by comparing I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  3. ‘As we change the things around us, the things around us change us’. Discuss the extent to which this is true by comparing I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  4. Discuss the benefit of adversity in strengthening one’s will to persevere by comparing I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  5. Resilience is more important than success. Discuss whether this is true within the texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  6. Compare the role and importance of family within the texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  7. Compare both I am Malala and Made in Dagenham in relation to the importance of language as a device (spoken and written).
  8. Compare the forms of resistance displayed by protagonists Malala Yousafzai and Rita O’Grady in texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham and decide why they chose these methods.
  9. Analyse the effectiveness of small triumphs creating ripple effects in wider communities by comparing I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  10. Discuss whether support networks are intrinsic for a single figure to create positive change by comparing I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  11. The main protagonists are galvanized by the people they wish not to be like rather than their role models. Discuss to what extent this is true by comparing the texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  12. Made in Dagenham and I am Malala explore the vices of deceit, appeasement and scapegoating. Discuss these by comparing both texts, commenting on how they pose a threat to the causes of both protagonists.
  13. What role do interpersonal relationships play in the texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham? Can these relationships be both positive and negative? Discuss.
  14. Change cannot be immediate but gradual. To what extent is this true in texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  15. Examine the role of the media in driving social change by comparing texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham
  16. A patriarchal society is invariably one that is repressive. Discuss this statement and its truths or falsities by comparing texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
  17. Discuss solidarity in relation to social, historical and cultural progress and whether it can be both positive and negative by comparing texts I am Malala and Made in Dagenham.
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