Theme ~ "Wither" By Emma Fowler and Sage Rizzi (Wither (The book…
Theme ~ "Wither" By Emma Fowler and Sage Rizzi
The book takes place in a dystopian world, where North America is the only continent left in the world
Rhine and 2 other girls are kidnapped and forced into an arranged marriage
Women die at age 20, men die at age 25
Conformity Starts Young
This article explains how children, around the ages of 2, start to follow or conform to others
This relates to Rhine in "Wither" because throughout the book Rhine and 2 other girls that were kidnapped help each other and influence each other on how to survive
Scientists held an experiment with children and apes who dropped a ball into a box divided into three sections, one with a prize. The children followed in the lead of there other peers but the apes did not and dropped the ball into the box with the prize.
Genetically Modified Babies
The article, "Genetically Modified Babies", talks about using science and technology to improve the future.
This relates to, "Wither" because technology and science was needed to help the disease that was killing females at age 20 and males at age 25.
This article explains what human herding is and how it influences other species, along with the pros and cons of herding
This relates to Rhine in "Wither" because throughout the world, girls are kidnapped which is similar to herding because thousands of girls are kidnapped over the years.
Why We Designed This Concept Map
We designed this concept map because it was a very clear way to show the connections between each article with the book, "Wither" by Lauren Destefano. Viewers can easily see connections and information about each article listed.
Fear Of Change
This article revolves around human fear. The article describes that change is often feared.
This relates to Rhine in "Wither" because Rhine's life changed in an instant when she was kidnapped and feared what would happen to her she was taken away from her family.
North Korea's Ultramodern Tactical Weapon
This article talks about new weapons and getting tactical weapons tested in order for them to be approved.
This relates to the book, "Wither" because at the very begininning of the book, the main character, Rhine hears gun shots and is very afraid and does not know what is happening.
The book "Wither" reminds me of a War because in a war there are many gun shots heard and in, "Wither", the main character Rhine, always hears gunshots and never knows where they are coming from or why they are happening.
With this clip, you can see the main character get seperated from her family and not know if she will ever see them again.
Also, in this clip you can see a town that looks old and rusty which is like what is described in "Wither".
This relates to Rhine in, "Wither" because Rhine is kidnapped and taken from her family.
In the world today, technology is becoming more and more advanced and in the book, technology has become too advanced and is now causing people to die at a very young age
Capitalism Will Eat Democracy
Capitalism Will Eat Democracy - Unless We Speak up is about how society needs to stand up and fight for what we believe in and let our voice be heard.
This relates to the book, "Wither" because people should stand up and tell Linden what he is doing is wrong and do something to help Rhine and the rest of the girls.
This relates to Rhine in "Wither" because due to science, scientists have cures diseases however, have brought a new disease, where women die at age 20 and men die at age 25
This article expresses the science behind genetic diseases and how scientists hope to cure diseases and help women deliver healthy children.