English Short Story essay

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Story: A Rose for Emily- Short story by William Faulkner

Requirement:

1. Four sentence ( One Thesis and three topic sentence. )

2. least 60 line essay, 12pt / double spaced / time new roman

more detail below.,

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ALL QUOTES WILL ADD THAT NUMBER OF LINES TO THE ESSAY. Students will analyze the story according to Character OR Setting OR Theme.

Underline the thesis.The thesis will contain THREE POINTS. Example: In “Araby” the boy has an initiation into adulthood by which he realizes the parallel between his own self-delusion and the hypocrisy and vanity of the adult world”(Ratinov). THE THREE POINTS ARE: SELF-DELUSION, HYPOCRISY, VANITY.The first topic sentence would support the boy’s own self-delusion.The second topic sentence would support the hypocrisy.The third topic sentence would support the vanity.Start with the thesis, which is one sentence containing 3 points and then create the topic sentences to support the three points. Topic sentence 1 will support point 1 of the thesis. Topic sentence 2 will support point 2 of the thesis, and topic sentence 3 will support point 3 of the thesis.

STUDENTS WILL SUBMIT THE THESIS, WHICH IS 1 SENTENCE, AND 3 TOPIC SENTENCES( 4 SENTENCES TOTAL)

WRITE ON ONLY ONE TOPIC LISTED BELOW. DO NOT ANSWER THE QUESTIONS.THEY ARE ONLY TO HELP STUDENTS GET STARTED COMPOSING THEIR ESSAYS.

CHARACTER—What are the character’s motivations, inner conflicts, doubt?

Does the character change or learn anything?

How does the character relate to others as to intimacy, commitment or responsibility?

What is the character’s morality?

How does the character fit into and is defined by society –in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation , age or gender?

Who has the power and does the balance of power change?

Compare and contrast characters in a story.

SETTING—How does the setting impact the story?

Could this have happened in any other setting?

How does the setting affect the mood of the story?

How does the historical period or cultural context affect what happens or does not happen and why?

How does the setting symbolize the social relation among characters?

THEME—What is the underlying lesson or message that the story teaches?

I have really hard time to this assignment.

I submitted my work but keep denied from teacher.

my work below with teacher comment.

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Thesis: In “A Rose for Emily” the main character, Emily Grierson lives in Jefferson and attempts to maintain tradition through privacy, desolation and holding onto the past by refusing change.

Topic Sentence: As a young woman, Emily resided in a desolate state. She only lived her father and never appeared to participate in relationships with the community due to preference for privacy.

Topic Sentence: Emily is desolate after the townspeople disown her after the death of her father and has no one to help.

Topic Sentence: Emily fails to change with time and dwells in her past even after her father dies.

Teacher : Privacy and desolation are too general and vague. What are you really trying to say? Try again.

1.Thesis: In “A Rose for Emily” the main character, Emily is isolation from her family and townspeople. she is miserable and eventually wistful.

2.As a young woman, Emily resides in isolation with her father. She only lived with her father and never appeared to participate in relationships with other community members.

3 Emily is disowned by the townspeople, and she lives within a society that does not recognize her as part of their identity.

4.Emily’s lifestyle becomes a clash of civilities; she fails to change with time and dwells in her past, even in her death.

Teacher : You are still just telling me the plot. Why is she lonely? Why doesn’t she have girlfriends? Why doesn’t she get a job? Why does she kill Homer?

You only tell me what happens–that is plot. Why deals with theme or character or setting. try again.

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