The Hunchback of Notre Dame
You are a teacher in the sociology department of your college, and you want to justify using the film The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a way of teaching about the concept of oppression, even though some other instructors say that because it is so old, it is not relevant to today’s world. Write an essay in which you support your opinion, using examples from the film, and from what you know about oppression, to explain in detail why the film could be used. Avoid retelling the story, or plot, of the film. Instead, pick out the appropriate parts of the film which support your opinion. For further support of you point of view, choose one or two quotes or references to the readings of this semester which might help lend credibility to your argument. However, do not use any other reference materials to write this essay. All ideas should be your own. If you refer to ideas from my lecture on oppression, you do NOT need to cite it. But do try to use the applicable terms for various forms of oppression.