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ESSAY TWO–DUE Jan 7 at 11:59pm CRITICAL ESSAY Two: Pick from the stories we hav
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ESSAY TWO–DUE Jan 7 at 11:59pm CRITICAL ESSAY Two: Pick from the stories we hav
ESSAY TWO--DUE Jan 7 at 11:59pm CRITICAL ESSAY Two: Pick from the stories we have read so far and use two outside sources (some will be available on the class blog) and write a three page critical essay. Use quotes from the stories and from your two outside sources. Include a works cited page with all sources and PLEASE look at the example paper under Class Information! Here is the link to the blog: https://eng102winter21.blogspot.com/?m=1 Following You Dreams 1. In "Sonny's Blues" and Soul, both main characters struggle with convincing people in their lives that their dream is worthy enough to be followed. How does each character try to explain this to their loved ones? What obstacles do they face? What do they achieve at the end of their stories? Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis. Death and Time: 1. Explain the role death played in “Bullet in the Brain”, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge”, and Beetlejuice. Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis. 2. The main character in “Bullet in the Brain” is unlikeable and does not change the way he conducts himself even when a gun is pointed at him. Explain his character and make a connection to what he envisions as he is dying. Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis. 3. “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce gives an interesting, yet disturbing theme of illusion versus reality. It is in human nature for a person to occasionally day-dream or get lost in their thoughts. This can especially be the case when put in an unfavorable situation. In this essay, explain how this works in this story. Use examples from the text along with outside sources to support your thesis. Technology 1. Use "The Veldt” and Playtest (the Black Mirror episode) to explain how each uses technology as a warning to the readers. Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis. 2. In "The Veldt", we discussed the parents and how they were not very involved with the lives of their children. For this essay, explain how technology played a role in that. You can compare to real world situations but DO NOT USE I in any formal essays. Use examples from the texts along with outside sources to support your thesis. Appearance 1. In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” and Edward Scissorhands, both stories address the importance of appearance in society. How does each story explain this? How does the appearance of each main character affect them? Positive? Negative? SOME IMPORTANT REMINDERS FOR ALL MLA STYLE PAPERS: Do not use unreliable sources...for example: Enotes Sparknotes Bookrags Wikipedia Cliffnotes 123Helpme Shmoop Rewordify Any site that has example papers and just tells you what to think. USING THIS SITES, OR ANY LIKE THEM, WILL RESULT IN FAILURE NEVER INTRODUCE NEW IDEAS IN YOUR CONCLUSION. AVOID USING DIRECT QUOTES IN YOUR INTRODUCTION OR CONCLUSION. Sometimes a quote from an outside source is okay if it captures the point of your thesis but avoid quoting primary texts. You need to include in text quotations and citations from whatever primary texts you are discussing and TWO OUTSIDE SOURCES! Make a connection between the outside source you are using and your thesis and primary text. Do not retell the story! Analyze and explain your thesis (which is your main point). ONLY USE RELIABLE OUTSIDE SOURCES! Do not copy and paste or simply change a few words around from an unreliable source. If it was easy for you to find information to copy and paste from the internet, it’s just as easy for me to find it. Make sure you get the character’s names right, as well as the author. It comes off as sloppy if you mix up characters or what author wrote what. Read over your work. Have someone else read over your work. If I wrote on your paper to get help from The Learning Center, do it! Take your paper with you and they can help you out. “Short Stories” (Quotation Marks) Novels, Plays and Films (Italics)

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