IB Student Reflection

1519 Words Jun 25th, 2018 7 Pages
As an IB student, it is very important to recognize that the study program is indeed an international program that involves schools all around the world. Therefore, IB is present in a variety of different cultures and countries. As a student in the IB program, I’ve noticed that a lot of study is focused centrally on literature. Whether it’s in an English class setting or in a history class, there are multiple occasions where books, popular novels, and poetry are studied. Also, many of these can be world literature pieces or examples of literature popular in the American society. Also, many students choose to take science classes as part of the International Baccalaureate program and have the opportunity to learn different …show more content…
I told her it didn’t mean anything but that I didn’t think so.” (Camus 41). Through the main character’s behaviors, the reader is able to understand him more as an individual and what he is really like. In this example, we see that he doesn’t really care about those who are close to him and that he didn’t think anything of his relationship with the other character. Another example of a piece of literature is Siddhartha, written by Hermann Hesse. This novel is also a work that can help students realize the importance of understanding different cultures and the people that live in them. This novel was originally written in German and later translated into more languages such as English. The main plot of the book is an Indian man that is on a spiritual life journey and experiments with different lifestyles during the time of the Buddha. It is a very popular piece of literature. Through this piece of literature, an IB student can attain a great deal of new knowledge. For example, the book can give a lot of information about the religions that the main character experiments with and discovers. Also through the main character, a variety of lifestyles and cultural factors are also present throughout the story of his life journey. These are just two simple examples of pieces of literature that can help a student attain knowledge about the cultures, societies, and individuals around them. The multiple different forms of literature can help a student to discover the aspects