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This is my first post so bear with me please. :)

I was thinking about writing my extended essay with reference to The Bell Jar and/or The Handmaid's Tale, but I am a little confused... Well, I would like to do it on either female madness or gender persecution (very vaguely speaking of course), but I need to determine the works I will be using before I specify and narrow down my topic. Do you think it would be a good idea to choose either of those novels and find another piece of literature to compare it with? What could be that other one be? Any recommendations/advice overall?

Thank you all in advance!

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Both The Handmaid's Tale and The Bell Jar are overly used "IB books" that are used for IOPs or something or the other. Go to a local bookstore and pick up a book that really interests you, that is one of the best ways to move forward. Don't pick a topic and try to find a book that "fits" it, you will be floundering and get nothing done. Pick a book first and then find the topic in it.

Best of luck!

Arrowhead.

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Yes! Get a book that you absolutely love. So, it won't be a chore for you to write your EE, plus you'll have all the energy and happiness while doing it!

You can do it!

Have you tried Perks of Being a Wallflower?

or Slam?

May want to check those out? :D

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Both The Handmaid's Tale and The Bell Jar are overly used "IB books" that are used for IOPs or something or the other. Go to a local bookstore and pick up a book that really interests you, that is one of the best ways to move forward. Don't pick a topic and try to find a book that "fits" it, you will be floundering and get nothing done. Pick a book first and then find the topic in it.

Best of luck!

Arrowhead.

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Yes I agree with Arrowhead in that those books are heavily IB.

We're currently doing an in-depth study on the Handmaid's tale and the gender persecution is not meant to be obviously gender orientated.. if you know that I mean.. Atwood was more concerned with "human rights" than women's rights. She doesn't show feminism either in a positive light or a negative light. Also, women aren't all persecuted... there are also minority groups who fall victim to Gilead. You must be careful of making generalisations.

As for your EE, i agree... do something that you like.

What's your favourite book? Why?

Do some research on it.

But do NOT do any pulp fiction books like twilight, harry potter or anything like that. >.<

And don't be cliche and do authors like Jane Austin either.

Be unique! But it must also interest you.

Good luck!

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