Your research for this research paper requires you to use a variety of sources, at least two from the library databases. The sources below will be helpful for locating information about both your play, poem, or short story, and the author of that work, as well as information that will be useful if you are researching a literary theory related to your work. You might use all of the sources or might have great luck with just one or two of them!
Video tour of the library for this assignment
Books in the Brandon Campus Library that provide definitions and more information about the different schools of literary criticism.
Directions: Using one of the thesis statements below, you must write a well-developed research paper between 750 - 1000 words. Your essay must contain some scholarly research (at least 2 outside sources from the library data base) and should avoid summary.
As with any essay, this one needs a proper introductory paragraph, body paragraphs that SUPPORT the thesis statement, evidence from the story in the form of SHORT quotes/paraphrases with in-text citations. The last page will contain the works cited entries.
Thesis statements to choose from:
Be sure to use specific evidence from the text to support your analysis. This essay MUST contain quotes and/or paraphrases to support your main points. This evidence must have in-text citations and be listed in your Works Cited page.
Your research paper will analyze one of the plays, poems, short stories we have read from the literary perspective of your choice from below: