Allrightie – I’ve a sort of book analysis to write, and need help picking a book. I already have one in mind, but I’m open to suggestions.
One of my assignments in ‘Group Dynamics’ requires me to analyse a story where there’s a conflict within a group, or between leaders and members of a group. I’ll have to anaylse it wrt to expectations of the main characters, their goal, motivation, bias and personality traits. Then I’ll analyse the variations in perception and expectations, self-serving needs and group serving needs, and how they result in conflict. This is already more than I’m expected to do, but I’m sure I’ll find more things to analyse. Problably on how to handle each character.
I began writing ‘The Dark Room’ with this in mind – creation of a situation of conflict between children playing, but that’s not really working out. Now I’m thinking ‘Guns of Navarone’, ‘The Lord of the Rings’ or ‘Road to Perdition’.
Any recommendations? And no – not Mahabharata. Something I don’t know about… 😀