AP Literature students transform summer assignment into art project


Josh Garcia

Students from Alexis Jones’ AP Literature class create a visual art project to depict the major themes of the government’s “all seeing eye” and womens’ oppression. Photo by Josh Garcia.

Alexis Jones’ AP Literature students created a visual art project to demonstrate the major themes in three novels.

Students were assigned one out of three different novels to read over the summer: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, or All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Their groups were formed at the start of the school year. 

One group explored the themes in The Handmaid’s Tale . The group used paper to make a car with an eye in the middle to symbolize how government is always watching in the book.

“I personally, really enjoyed reading the book because the symbolism really helped me grasp the recurring themes such as women’s oppression and the “all-seeing eye” that is the government,” said senior Thomas Beasley.