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Essay Three — Due Week 12

28 Oct

Essay Three — Due Week 12
Due Nov 12 by 11:59pm Points 350 Submitting a file upload
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English 101: Essay Three
Due Date: Sunday, November 12 by 11:59pm
Page limit: 5 pages (12 point font, Times New Roman, one inch margins)
If you have less than five pages full pages, your essay may not earn a passing grade
You must include a Work Cited page. This does not count as one of your five pages.
Use a scholarly article or book as support.
Format: MLA—see your handbook
Note:
Please consult the Elements of Literature website under Week Three for review.
Be sure you fully understand the elements before writing.
Here is what to do:
Write a five page essay with a thesis that considers the following: What do you think is the central/primary
purpose of the
Nineteen Eighty-Four? Why did Orwell create this world for us? What does it mean? What is it
trying to communicate? How does the ending as well as the Afterward reveal what the text is attempting to
do? As you examine the central or primary purpose, please use at least one element of literature: 1) plot 2)
character 3) setting 4) point of view 5) theme and 6) symbolism, allegory, image. you may find that you will
use more than one element. You may pull on your Timed Writing to help you generate ideas since the topic
for the Timed Writing was designed with this essay in mind.
In addition, You should also bring in one outside source form the library or EBSCOhost. The source should be
scholarly or peer reviewed. Please see the notes under Scholarly Source and Essay Three.
As part of your analysis, you should quote from the text extensively. However, the key to a successful essay
will be choosing the right quotes to support your particular argument and analyzing the quotes so that your
readers understand how the quotes contribute to the proving of your argument. Knowing the elements of
fiction can help you to write effectively about a work of fiction. Use at least one element—you may use more
than one—to help you focus your paper and the argument you are making about the text. This paper must be
argumentative not explanatory. Do not simply retell the story you read. I want you to analyze what you read
while forming an argument about your interpretation of the text. While there may be a spectrum of
interpretation, you must ground your interpretation with evidence from the text. This is an exercise in close
reading and applying outside research to your close reading. Even though you will assert your point of view,
you did not need to use the first person. Since you are the writer of the essay, we will know these are your
options. Remember–a thesis is an opinion not a fact.

A Note: Nineteen Eighty-Four is taught in many classrooms, and because of this, there are many websites
that discuss the novel. In addition, there are websites that allow you to buy essays about the book. I am not
interested in reading this material. I want to know what YOU think. I want to see YOUR analytical skills at
work in this close reading essay. Please read the note about plagiarism in the syllabus.

 
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