This assignment is based on the novel Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee .
Topics/ approaches (Focus on only one of the following, though some may overlap):
Example: Analyze not only the chosen character’s personality, but also what roll they played in advancing the overall theme of the novel.
Example: It could be hope for change, both in South Africa and in David Lurie. OR: the disgrace David Lurie has suffered over the affair with a student and how that matches the disgrace South Africa has suffered through apartheid.
Example: post-apartheid South Africa is a setting arguably more important than anything else in the novel. Your outside sources would be bit of history concerning apartheid.
The use of literary devices to communicate theme: imagery, metaphor, symbolism, foreshadowing, irony