AP Literature Class Debates Dostoevsky

Mrs. Filipowicz’s AP Literature and Composition class held a mock trial on Thursday, February 25 focused on the novel Crime and Punishment and its relevance in a modern classroom. Using the article “Hooked on Classics” by Jill Anderson and their own academic research, the students debated the literary merit of this revered classic. The prosecution argued that the novel should be replaced to offer a more diverse perspective, while the defense asserted that the novel’s universal theme of redemption allows it to be kept in the curriculum. The class eagerly awaits the jury’s verdict on Tuesday, March 2!