This is a Documented Essay for the play “The Zoo Story”. Use the sources that I have provided to support the thesis by using at least 2 quotes from each of the scholarly articles, so you don’t have to search for other sources. Also, you have to use a couple of quotes from the play itself. I have uploaded an info sheet that helps explain the assignment and also guides you.
A literary research paper takes an issue, question, or problem in a text and offers an interpretation of it that gives the reader greater insight into the text. You may ask a research question about the use of an image or symbol in a text or texts, or how the text explores a specific theme, or how the text portrays an idea like “the self,” or any number of other questions. Your goal is to make an argument about a contestable aspect of a text or texts that will elucidate them for the reader.
The best literary research papers are much more than summaries of the text or of scholarship on the text. Instead, your paper should (1) make a clear argument about a specific aspect of the text and (2) utilize relevant primary and secondary sources as evidence to support your argument.
Required Length and Style:
Ø 8 to 10 pages in length
Ø Doubled spaced, 1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman font Ø 5, cited, peer-reviewed secondary sources
‘Dr. Alexander’s The New Jim Crow’ mainly
Choose a case of inequality in the American justice system and study it. Then construct an argument which answers the following question: What is one problem in our justice system that’s important to you and that we must change? Argue for a change, or solution, that’s in the public interest or public good.
Your audience for this assignment is your peers (or colleagues) who are not as knowledgeable of your case, and furthermore, they aren’t yet convinced the justice system needs changing in the way you’re proposing. Make sure that you seriously consider using Plato’s Republic, Hayes’s Twilight of the Elites, and Dr. Alexander’s The New Jim Crow in conjunction with at least four additional sources of your choosing.
Select one of the following topics and write a five (5) paragraph essay (introduction, three (3) body paragraphs, and conclusion), which should be 500-750 words. Make sure to follow MLA guidelines for format, in text citations, and a works cited page. Use only the works/authors we have studied in this module, collecting as many examples as possible relevant to the topic. The thesis statement (last sentence of your introductory paragraph) should be supported by the content in the body paragraphs. Make sure to restate thesis and recap main points of the essay in the conclusion. Use the textbook and course notes from lectures to write this essay. This is not a research paper, so avoid using outside sources. Also, avoid plagiarizing; do not borrow more than four (4) words in a row without citing your source.
Easy assignment…Just a few sentences about each… #1 Compare and contrast these two poems LOVE’S INCONSISTENCY I find no peace, and all my war is done; I fear and hope, I burn and freeze likewise I fly above the wind, yet cannot rise; And nought I have, yet all the world I seize on; That looseth, nor locketh, holdeth me in prison, And holds me not, yet can I ’scape no wise; Nor lets me live, nor die, at my devise, And yet of death it giveth none occasion. Without eyes I see, and without tongue I plain; I wish to perish, yet I ask for health; I love another, and yet I hate myself; I feed in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain; Lo, thus displeaseth me both death and life, And my delight is causer of my grief. Petrarch After great pain a formal feeling comes— The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs; The stiff Heart questions—was it He that bore? And yesterday—or centuries before? The feet mechanical go round A wooden way Of ground or air or ought Regardless grown, A quartz contentment like a stone. This is the hour of lead Remembered if outlived As freezing persons recollect The snow— First chill, then stupor, then The letting go Emily Dickinson #2 Compare and contrast these two pieces of music: Beethoven’s Violin Romance No. 2 Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag
I want you to ask yourself about the idea of right and wrong and what that means to you. We understand the basics of what is right (good) or wrong (bad); however, does that truly mean that we are not capable of both? Also, what truly makes something right or wrong?
In this assignment, you are working towards analyzing. Analyzing is an examination of something through your own interpretation of the subject matter. That said, I want you to analyze a fictional criminal or villain and tell me if you think their actions are justified (or if what they did was acceptable or not). Any fictional antagonist from books to movie and TV is open to you.
While this is a short essay, it definitely may be a new concept to think about how to explain if someone is right or wrong in their actions, because you have to know what caused their actions in the first place. However, the way we each interpret and understand the world can be vastly different.
For this assignment, you will need to incorporate at least one (1) academic (scholarly) source into your paper. WHICH I WILL PROVIDE.
Morte Darthur is told as a third-person narrative, not as a first-person narrative. The difference is that a third-person narrative presents the characters to us in the words of a narrator rather than from the words of the characters themselves. The story contains descriptions such as “King Arthur did this” or “King Arthur said that,” but it’s not as if the character King Arthur himself is telling everything from his perspective. Of course, sometimes he speaks in the story, but he does not get to tell the story or what he’s thinking or feeling. It is up to the reader to determine what King Arthur might be thinking or feeling.
For this assignment, try to get into the mind of King Arthur. Be imaginative and creative. Pretend you are King Arthur writing in a private journal about his feelings the evening before leaving on his hunting trip. You will not be retelling the plot of the story; you will be King Arthur reflecting on the events of the day. In this journal entry you can put down whatever thoughts King Arthur might have using absolute frankness and honesty.
Write a minimum 400 words in paragraph form, using Times New Roman 12-point font (or similar) with double spacing. A title page is not required.
Select one of the following topics for discussion in 500-600 words:
1. Chopin’s Louise Mallard or Calixta as a woman trapped in marriage [Choose only one character.]
2. In Chopin’s “The Storm,” the parallel between changes in weather and plot development. How does the storm function as a symbol?
3. The “hereditary estate” in “The Yellow Wallpaper” as prison: Gilman’s use of images and symbols in the setting (both outdoors and indoors) to suggest entrapment.
4. The unreliable narrator’s responses (whether conscious or subliminal) to childhood and children. Why does she conclude that the wallpapered room was once a nursery — and how credible is that assumption?
5. “The Yellow Wallpaper” as social commentary: Gilman’s feminist indictment of nineteenth-century gender roles and the prescribed marital relationship.
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For this assignment, no research is permitted. Do not consult sources, whether print or electronic. You may include ideas borrowed from the textbook or from my lectures, but copying and pasting from my Supplements will be considered plagiarism and penalized accordingly. Appropriate sanctions will be applied in all cases of academic dishonesty.
On the other hand, you should support your ideas with quotations from the story. Place quotation marks around each cited passage; then simply add the page number from the textbook, in parentheses, immediately after the quotation.
Attach essay in Word.docx format — NOT PDF, google.doc, etc. Please do not send prior to Oct. 4.
At the upper left corner of your first page (but NOT within the header), type your name (first and last), followed by ENC 1102 with your class reference number,
Essay 1, Topic No. _____, and the date: October 4, 2021.
Font: 14-point Times New Roman. Also required is a one-inch margin on every side. Please DOUBLE-SPACE
SUGGESTIONS FOR WRITING ABOUT FICTION
1. Literary analysis is an attempt to discover some specific truth about a work and to communicate that discovery to your audience. The object of your essay is to interpret the work, to show that you understand it, not simply that you have read it. Do not merely retell the plot.
2. After reading a short story (or novel), try to develop some insights into the artistry of the work. Consider the plot: What are its most significant events, and how do they form a pattern of rising and falling action? Focus also on characters and setting; then on images, metaphors, and symbols: how are they related to the plot and to each other? Such devices don’t just happen: the author includes them as part of a plan to reveal an idea. Try to determine that purpose and theme.
3. Start drafting by listing your general ideas; arrange and rearrange them until you isolate the single thought that will control your essay: the thesis.
4. Outline the main points that will support your thesis, eliminating all irrelevancies.
5. Write an introductory paragraph that immediately identifies the title and author of the work, leads up to your thesis, presents it clearly and forcefully, and gives some indication of your supporting ideas as well.
6. Develop your thesis in a series of coherent internal paragraphs, each beginning with a clear topic sentence.
7. Use the text as evidence: include quotations for support, placing quotation marks around each passsage, then the page number in parentheses. If you don’t have the assigned texbook, add the paragraph number in parentheses instead. If there are no paragraph numbers, just close the quitation. Make sure that all evidence is relevant to your thesis and to the topic sentence of that particular paragraph.
8. Since literary analysis requires expository, persuasive writing, use an impersonal approach and formal style.
Don’t use the first-person singular pronoun (I) or the second-person pronoun (you): do not refer to yourself, and do not address the reader.
Avoid slang and colloquial expressions. For example, don’t write, “Bibi is a well-adjusted kid who likes hanging out with his dad, though today he’s sor of like worried about his mom.” Instead: “Bibi is a well-adjusted child who likes spending time with his father, though today he is worried about his mother.” Sound like an adult!
9. Remain objective: avoid judmental comments (“Chopin did an excellent job
. . .”) and personal remarks (“At first the story reminded me of Hurricane Irma a couple of years ago, but then it was more like this movie I saw where . . .”).
10. Use present tense to refer to events in the plot and to the strategies and devices employed by the author: “Alcee gallops away” (not “galloped”); “Chopin brings in the place name Assumption” (not “brought”).
11. Write a conclusion reiterating major points but not repeating the thesis or topic sentences verbatim.
Due Sunday, October 24, 2021 Assignment: Choose one of the topics below related to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Your essay should answer the question completing and use cited references to the novel for support. For this essay, you are required to use at least two outside sources in addition to the primary text (Frankenstein). Your essay should include a thorough investigation of the topic as well as evidence from Shelley’s novel to support a relation to the text. Your response should demonstrate that you have read the novel in its entirety (not just the first chapter). Choose one of the following topics: How has Frankenstein been depicted in artwork and film over the years? How do these depictions relate to Shelley’s original work? (American Horror Story fans might recognize a familiar storyline from The Coven season) The subtitle of Frankenstein is “The Modern Prometheus.” Why? How does this relate to the idea of the “Romantic Hero”? What is the nature/nurture debate all about? When you use Frankenstein as evidence, what does it suggest about this debate? Be sure to support your claims with discussions of the plot, and be sure to refer specifically to the primary text (with no less than 8 citations). You are also required to use at least two outside ACADEMIC sources for this paper (with no less than 6 citations total). Your sources must come from the library resources (books or databases) or other college-level, scholarly works. No websites may be used unless I have approved the source in advance. Reference materials (dictionaries, encyclopedias, wikipedias) cannot be used as your academic sources. I am here to assist you if you cannot locate appropriate sources. Please note that ALL papers in this course require academic research and writing. A paper submission that does not contain research cannot earn a grade higher than a D. All submissions should be original to the author and submitted for the first time for this course (if you want to submit a paper – or portions of a paper – that you have previously submitted in another course, please consult me first). There are writing tips and information on how to use Chipola’s library databases in the Course Information Module on Canvas. Total word minimum: 1000 words Worth: 100 points and 10% of your final grade Grading criteria: To receive the full possible points, papers must: meet the word minimum. be on topic. be written thoughtfully and carefully crafted. be your own original analysis. provide details examples and references to the primary text(s). incorporate appropriately cited scholarly research to support your own ideas. Well-written essays enable a reader to understand the writer’s intended meaning. Effective writing is focused on the topic; has an organizational pattern (“arrangement of argument”) that enables the reader to follow the flow of ideas; contains supporting ideas developed through the use of details, examples, source references, and vivid language; includes a variety of sentence structures; and follows the grammatical conventions of punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and standard American English. Be sure to cite all outside sources you use (including the textbook) using MLA formatting and including page numbers. Make sure that your work includes BOTH in-text citations and a Works Cited page. MLA Guidelines: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_style_introduction.html (Links to an external site.) The Canvas Student Tutorial in Canvas also includes information on Library resources including how to access online databases, instructions for submitting papers and viewing feedback on Turnitin, how to download a free version of Microsoft Office suite for students and MORE! Grading Rubric for Essays Requirements “A” Paper “B” Paper “C” Paper “D” Paper “F” Paper Focus & Detail There is a clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas are clear and well-supported by detailed and accurate information from the reading material. There is a clear, well-focused topic. Main ideas are clear and are somewhat supported by detailed information from the reading material. There is a single topic. Main ideas are somewhat clear but show little support or evidence from the reading material. There is a single topic. Main ideas are somewhat clear but show no support or evidence from the reading material. The topic and main ideas are not clear. There is no support or evidence from the reading material. Organization The introduction is inviting, states the main topic, and provides an overview of the paper. Information is relevant and presented in a logical order. Conclusion is strong. The introduction states the main topic and provides an overview of the paper. Information is presented in a somewhat logical order. A conclusion is included. The introduction states the main topic. A conclusion is included. There is no clear introduction or conclusion and/or information is presented in a confusing or illogical order. There is no clear introduction, structure, or conclusion. Sentence Structure, Spelling, Grammar, & Mechanics All sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes no errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling. Most sentences are well constructed and have varied structure and length. The author makes a few errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling, but they do not interfere with understanding. Most sentences are well constructed, but they have a similar structure and/or length. The author makes several errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding. Sentences sound awkward, are distractingly repetitive, or are difficult to understand. The author makes numerous errors in grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling that interfere with understanding. Meaning and purpose of paper are difficult to understand due to egregious errors in sentence structure, grammar, mechanics, and/or spelling. Information Literacy 2 or more outside sources are utilized, of which at least 1 is a peer-reviewed journal article or scholarly book. All websites utilized are authoritative. Information presented is thorough and provides support for the main idea. All information obtained from outside sources is properly cited, using MLA citation style, in both in-text citations and the Works Cited page. 2 or more outside sources are utilized. All websites are authoritative. Information presented provides support for the main idea. Most information obtained from outside sources is properly cited, using MLA citation style, in both in-text citations and the Works Cited page. Only 1 outside source is utilized but is authoritative. Information presented provides little support for the main idea. Some information is properly cited. Citation style is either inconsistent or incorrect. Outside sources appear to be utilized but are not properly cited. Information does not add to the main idea of the paper. Does not provide any research from outside sources. Please note that failure to provide research will result in an overall grade no higher than a D.
I need an essay on the jonestown massacre. Introduction needs to be a summary of identity cults and specifically authoritarian cults. Following paragraphs should center on a trait of a leader necessary to lead the cult. Witness testimony if possible. Please use steven hassan if possible. Thank you.