Short Story by Paul’s Case by W.Cather
First, read your chosen text more than once. Examine the text closely, paying special attention to how the author presents his ideas. Your goal for this assignment is not to summarize the content of the piece, but to analyze what the text reveals about the specific issue or trait found within.
Next, create an essay that analyzes what is being said about your particular issue or trait within the poem or short story you have chosen. For guidance, think about these things: What viewpoint is the story or poem being told from? How does the author handle the issue or trait? How does a fictional lens allow the writer to present the issue differently than say, a factual lens? How does fiction reveal something more real or profound about the issue or trait?
The essay must have a focused thesis statement. You will need to cite evidence from the primary source, as well as 2 secondary sources that support your thesis. The secondary sources should deepen your understanding of the text or provide a different perspective about the issue or trait. These sources MUST be related to the Humanities! Follow MLA guidelines for structure and documentation style.
The documents in this module found under “resources,” will help you format this paper.
Your essay should be 3-5 pages in length, with a separate, MLA Works Cited Page attached.
You should compose your essay in a word processor (e.g., Microsoft Word). Follow all MLA stylistic, formatting and documentation guidelines.