Victims of Oppression

Oppression: 1. To burden harshly, unjustly, or tyrannically. 2. To weigh heavily upon the mind or spirit. The American Heritage Dictionary, second college edition

Associated Texts:

Ellen Foster by Kaye Gibbons

The Giver by Lois Lowery

Night by Elie Wiesel

Eyes Of Darkness by Jamake Highwater


This website project was created by Chris Spanos, Chris Armagost, and Vicky Zeoli. We are students in the language and literacy program in the College of Education at Pennsylvania State University. Oppression is a common theme that is present in the independent novels shown above. We feel that oppression is a serious topic to deal with, and after viewing this site we hope you can have a better understanding of the novels and the theme of oppression. Enjoy!