Hello, you helped me to write my first paper for this class and I have attached it below in the attachments. However, the paper that I am needing help with now is my final paper for this class.
Write an analysis of a key character in a literary work. Focus on two or three key actions of that character. Discuss the characterâ€™s motivations and decisions in terms you can support with clear evidence from a critical reading of the text. Consider whether this characterâ€™s actions fit together or contradict each other. You may also want to consider whether or not any other characters in the story are aware of this conflict, and if so, how they influence the character you are writing about.
â€œInterpreter of Maladiesâ€ (Links to an external site.) (Jhumpa Lahiri, 1999)
- How does a new outsider community member like Mrs. Das influence Mr. Kapasi, who seems to have become bored with his life and his role in the community?
- How does Mr. Kapasiâ€™s desire for Mrs. Das make him unable to understand Mrs. Dasâ€™ desires, leading to his failure to fulfill his role as the Interpreter of Maladies?
- How do the Das familyâ€™s actions surrounding their children show that their desires or interests do not accord with their obligations?
Why Write a Literary Analysis?
Literature teaches us about the value of conflict. We experience conflict in our personal relationships and in our interactions with society. A literary analysis helps us recognize the conflict at work in literature; this gives us greater insight into the personal conflicts that we face. In addition, learning how to closely read, analyze, and critique a text is beneficial beyond a literature course in that it improves our writing, reading, and critiquing abilities overall.
How to Write a Literary Analysis
It is important to understand that some conflicts in literature might not always be obvious. Considering how an author addresses conflict via literary techniques can reveal other more complex conflicts or different kinds of conflicts that interact in multiple ways. Analyzing those more complicated elements can help you discover what literature represents about the human experience and condition. With this in mind, consider that your thesis might be a claim about how conflict is represented in a work, whether through character, setting, or tone. This is not a personal reflection on conflict in general or a conflict you face but an analysis of how literary elements are used to express a conflict in a given literary workâ€”in this case, a short story.
The literary analysis should be organized around your rough draft and thesis statement. Your thesis is the controlling idea of the entire essay. In the Week One assignment you submitted a proposal in which you chose a topic based on the List of Writing Prompts. You also identified a short story to analyze from the List of Literary Works. In Week Two you compiled an annotated bibliography in which you identified your primary and secondary sources. In Week Three, you created a rough draft and revised your working thesis. You also incorporated research into this draft.
In this assignment, you will refine that thesis and essay even further and develop your argument. You are required to incorporate your instructorâ€™s feedback in your Final Paper and to take peer feedback into consideration.
In your paper,
- Create a detailed introduction that contains a thesis that offers a debatable claim based on one of the prompts on the list.
- Apply critical thought by analyzing the primary source you selected from the approved List of Literary Works. Avoid summary and personal reflection.
- Develop body paragraphs that contain clear topic sentences and examples that support the argument.
- Write a conclusion that reaffirms the thesis statement and includes a summary of the key ideas in essay.
- Apply your knowledge of literary elements and other concepts in your response to the prompt. Reference the list of literary techniques found in Week Two of the course and discussion forums.
- Incorporate research from the primary and secondary sources.
- You may use the sample Literary Analysis as a reference, but do not re-use any information within this sample assignment.
- List of Literary Works
- List of Writing Prompts
- List of Literary Techniques
- Scholarly, Peer Reviewed and Other Credible Sources table
Resources for Writing Your Paper
- Format your essay according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Separate Title Page: Must include a separate title page that lists the following: an original title, your name, date of submission, and the professor’s name.
- Double space: Double space the essay with one inch margins on the right and left and top and bottom.
- Separate References Page: At the end of your paper, include a separate references page that lists all sources utilized for and cited within your analysis.
- Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited according to APA style (Links to an external site.) as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, both within the text of your paper and on the references page.
The Literary Analysis
- Must be four to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Paper prompt #
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use one primary source and two secondary scholarly sources in addition to the course text.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.