English 102 Second Essay -- Short Story
Write an analysis essay on one story based on the topic below. Use only a story we have read in class: “The Story of an Hour,” “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “Araby,” “Eveline,” “Saboteur” or “Girl”.
The topic: To what degree does the protagonist in one of the stories have control over his or her situation? Think about whether the character is being controlled by God, an authority figure, other characters, or social norms; or if he or she just makes bad decisions (or no decisions at all).
Do not just answer the question in the assignment, but use the questions as a guide for your essay.
Your introduction must include a summary (one sentence only) of the story. The summary should include the title of the story and the name of the author.
For your body paragraphs, you may use the Five Elements of a Short Story to assist your thesis. Use only the story as support. Do not do any research. You must also explain the relationship between the support and your thesis statement. Also, do not summarize the whole story again in the body paragraphs. Instead, do a close reading on a particular section of a story.
The essay must be at least five pages and must be typed and double-spaced. It must include a title page, a Work Cited page, and the proper MLA citations (the title page and the Work Cited page are not included in the five pages). Also, do not use the first-person or the second-person in your paper.
The essay is due on Week Nine (Tuesday, Oct. 27 or Thursday, Oct. 29).
If you like for me to take a look at a draft of your essay, I will be happy to do so during my office hours or by appointment.