I know that this is meant to be a space for publishing our art and stuff but I really need help and I wanted to know if any of you guys have any ideas for an extended essay in Spanish High Level in a IB (internationally baccalaureate) school. I started reading La sombra del viento by Carlos Ruiz Zafón and I read that violence was a current topic so maybe I could do it about that but I need a research question or something like that so if you can help me in any way I would appreciate it. (It is meant to have 4500 words so it has to be a researchable topic to fulfill the requirement)
PS: if anyone is taking the IB Diploma Programme please talk to me!!!
Hey! I move your thread to Student Support as it might get better, faster responses in here. You posted it under Poetry section.
I've read the entire trilogy but that was a while ago, so I can't really remember which book is which - sorry about that! Nevertheless, violence is a really big part of all three books, so you should be able to write an essay on that. I'd advice you to narrow down the topic some and choose a specific type of violence to talk about. Try to think about who inflicts the violence and who is affected by it. Can you identify any specific groups? Why does the violence happen? Narrowing down the topic is going to help you with the research question, and after that, it's much easier to get started.
Good luck with your essay! :)
Hi! Thanks for your replies and im kind of embarrassed to say that I changed my topic since you have answered when I ask for help..... But my new topic is La simbología de la noche en la poesía de Pablo Neruda, its been kinda hrd to find good sources but Im still searching. Im addressing some poems of El fugitivo that is part of Canto general. I'll also address some poems from veinte poemas de amor y una canción desesperada to compare how the night can have different meanings in his poetry.
I'm so proud of you for doing IB Spanish. I'm taking AICE Spanish this year, and my teacher says that it's not even half of what the IB kids do. You're amazing.