re-visit all your notes (Miss Brill, Identities, the CC chart)
re-read the stories and choose your quotes that support the insights our class discussion and the theme support
review the Rubric – how you will be assessed
re-read the inquiry questions
start your outline (any of the graphic organizers)
decide the order in which you want to proceed with your analysis – a suggestion:
intro: general discussion about the societal conflict; mention the stories and the authors, and how both use contrast and irony to reveal theme (your statement that becomes the thesis)
body (the amount of paragraphs are up to you):
motivation – what does each character seek and why – what insights into the HC are there?
contrast and irony: as literary devices, how do they move the stories along? how do the devices reveal the characters’ journey toward their downfall?
how is each character different? Dynamic/static – significance?
what text to world connections can you explore?
conclusion: restate the thesis, but in a different way; perhaps follow up with some discussion of the UNIVERSALITY of these stories. Why are they relevant still today? What is your take-away? DO NOT USE ‘I’!!
make sure you understand how to integrate a quote (both ways should be evident in your paper):
1. Miss Brill seeks fellowship with others; she feels a “tingling” of anticipation as she ventures out with her “little rogue.” (note the present tense, parallel structure of the verbs – makes your writing stronger)
2. The nameless protagonist is naive in his outlook on the world, which is informed by his comfortable upper-middle class status: “The smell of burning leaves stirs the memory of childhood car rides, girls on plodding horses, unattended stands piled high with pumpkins….acts of faith.” (note that the punctuation is inside the quotation marks)
Monday: you may have the following:
your outline (paper)
paper copy of notes
a blank document on your desktop
or – if you want paper, I will provide
CAUTION: do not regurgitate notes back to me; this is a critical analysis of the literature that requires YOUR insights; your job is to take what you have learned and synthesize it; I will recognize any internet analysis that is outside of what we discussed in class, so please do not use the ideas of others.