After discussing ‘A Dolls House’ by Katherine Mansfield, we had to complete a task to study in depth the theme of popularity. The assignment consisted in making connections and analyzing the relations between the sources we had: articles and videos on bullying, the story and the chosen song taken from this page. I chose the song ‘Shake It Off’ by Taylor Swift to work on.
This assignment was really useful to me, as it allowed me to organize and put all the content and learned things together. I was able to understand the concept and therefore the connections between each source of information.
Moreover, I really liked discussing a topic that is so present nowadays, bullying and popularity is something that happens, happened and will continue happening. It was entertaining to analyse such a popular song, to look carefully at it. Music is a powerful way to portray these type of feelings and situations, so listening to different songs during meet was a great way to expand our knowledge.
Something I would have done differently is to do it in pairs, because that way I would have someone to exchange ideas and opinions on the subject. Perhaps working in pairs could have influenced on my opinion, brought me a new perspective.